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US-USSR Relations #68539

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 20, 1981
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(Studio) National security council staff member Major General Robert L. Schweitzer reported claiming United States and USSR are headed towards nuclear conflict; Schweitzer noted fired.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) General Edward C. Meyer reported trying to defuse Schweitzer's remarks to Association of the United States Army; details given. Audio of Schweitzer's speech played, transcribed on screen; his further remarks quoted. National security council head Richard Allen reported firing Schweitzer following "Washington Post's" publication of speech. [REAGAN - denies drift towards nuclear war.] Possible implications of affair considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:02:30

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