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Special Assignment: America's Early Warning System: War By Accident? #66213

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 26, 1980
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(Studio) Recent false alarms, indicating USSR missile attacks on US, recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Time elapsed in past 3 false alerts at NORAD outlined on screen; time factor involved in possible missile attacks and retaliation examined. Simulations shown. [Defense analyst Desmond BALL, Senator Mark HATFIELD - note time involved when dealing with missiles.] Reactions of USSR and Europe to false alerts reported; Soviet cartoons, newspapers shown. [USSR commentator Vladimir POZNER - says USSR was disturbed by incidents.] Role of United States President in possible holocaust outlined. [HATFIELD - comments.]
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) B-52 bomber said subject of tonight's edition of "Nightline."
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
McWethy, John

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