NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 18, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: John Cochran) Next president noted having to deal effectively with USSR 's general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Vice President George Bush noted portraying Michael Dukakis as liberal who couldn't manage relations with Gorbachev. [Dukakis advr. Graham ALLISON - comments on Reagan administration's foreign policy failure with regard to USSR withdrawal from Afghanistan.] Bush quoted with regard to START treaty negotiations. [During debate, BUSH - comments on arms control.] Goals of nuclear arms talks noted unknown. [Former ambassador to USSR Arthur HARTMAN - comments on defense] Next president noted also having to make decisions with regard to conventional arms talks between NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Warsaw Pact. [During debate, DUKAKIS - comments on conventional forces and USSR .] Both cands. noted reflecting American hesitancy to trust Gorbachev completely.
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