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Nuclear War / United States Policy #78404

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 30, 1982
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REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) United States nuclear strategy recalled based on concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD); policy explained. [March 31, President REAGAN - doesn't consider winning nuclear war feasible.] "New York Times" article claiming Pentagon is considering refinement of MAD concept discussed; details outlined on screen. [Center for Defense Info. director Admiral Eugene LaROCQUE - implications of policy considered.] Importance of missile programs in new strategy explained. [Courtesy CBS, "Face the Nation", Senator Sam NUNN - notes consequences of new focus.] Probable impact of Pentagon document on anti-nuclear movement noted.
REPORTER: Rick Inderfurth

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Inderfurth, Rick
Duration:
00:01:50

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