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Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) Negotiations / Cruise Missiles and Program Changes #55907

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 29, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming meeting in Washington, DC among Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko and President Carter on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) noted. Issue in negotiations reported to be cruise missile. Carter's cancellation of B-1 bomber in light of cruise capabilities stated. Info. learned that one version of cruise may not be deployed as originally planned reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details given about classified memo from deputy Defense Secretary Chas. Duncan to Navy with regard to Tomahawk cruise missile. Defense Department film shown. Previous plans for Tomahawk outlined. Provisions in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II agreement with regard to this missile stated; concerns that United States is beginning weapon giveaway prior to signing of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II mentioned. White House spokesperson's comments given.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

(Studio) Reaction in Congress reported Film shown. [Senator Armed Services Committee mbr. Henry JACKSON - says USSR builds up while United States builds down, making it bad position to be in for negotiations.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Reynolds, Frank;
Wordham, Bill
Duration:
00:02:30

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