NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The prospects of a new nuclear arms race in the wake of India's nuclear testing introduced; the history of the scientists' "doomsday clock" reviewed.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The time bomb growing out of the border dispute between India and Pakistan examined; details given of the worst case scenario in a hostile region where a spark between the three nations could touch off nuclear war. [Senator Daniel Patrick MOYNIHAN - worries about nuclear proliferation.] [Arms control expert Jack MENDELSOHN - says south Asia is a sensitive region.] [Secretary of Defense William COHEN - worries about more nuclear buildup.] The status of nuclear programs in north Korea, Iraq and Iran reviewed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The fifth failure of the United States missile defense system reported.