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Neutron Bomb #73116

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 10, 1981
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(Studio) European and USSR criticism of President Reagan's decision to produce neutron bomb outlined; remarks of French defense minister noted.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) State Department reported confirming USSR tests of own neutron bomb as well as dismissing Soviet reaction to United States decision. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - considers USSR reaction just propaganda.] Basis of European concern over deployment of neutron warheads there detailed. [Arms Control Association executive director William KINCADE - thinks NATO's use of neutron weapons enhances probability of nuclear war.] [Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - claims Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has equivocated on issue.] Concern by Secretary of State Alexander Haig and others that situation will be exploited for anti-American purposes and President Reagan's apparent reaction discussed.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jarriel, Tom

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