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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The fallout from the latest nuclear tests in India introduced.

(Berlin: David Bloom) The response to India's tests and the concerns about a nuclear arms race between India, Pakistan and China featured. [In Germany, President CLINTON - calls it a terrible mistake; comments on the pressure on Pakistan to react to this "ripple effect."] [Indian government advisor Pramod MAHAJAN - defends India.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The failure of American intelligence to see that the nuclear tests were coming noted.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The reasons for India's decision to carry out tests and the reasons why United States analysts missed out examined; scenes shown of celebrations. [Indian WOMAN, The Economist intelligence unit Elisabeth PAULSON, Senators Daniel Patrick MOYNIHAN, Richard SHELBY, Speaker of the House Newt GINGRICH, State Department spokesman James RUBIN - comment on the tests.] The need for the United States to punish India to send a message to nuclear wannabees noted.

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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