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Special Assignment: America's Early Warning System: War By Accident? #66190

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 25, 1980
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(Studio) Recent false alarms signalling USSR missile attack recalled.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) False alarms at NORAD on June 3 and 6 recalled; details given, films shown. [Assistant Defense Secretary Gerald DINNEEN - comments.] Defense Secretary Harold Brown's reply to letter sent by Senator Mark Hatfield with regard to false alarm in November quoted on screen. [HATFIELD - comments on Brown's reply.] Early warning system explained; diagrams shown. [DINNEEN - comments on computers.] [Computer expert Charles LECHT - notes age of computers.] Past 3 false alarms explained. [Senator Gary HART - comments.]
REPORTER: John McWethy

McWethy, John;
Robinson, Max

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