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US-USSR Relations / Arms Reduction #81460

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1983
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(Studio) "Build-down" concept of arms reduction explained.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) President Reagan's formal proposal for build-down examined. [REAGAN - supports build-down.] United States proposal outlined on screen, discussed. [REAGAN - cites necessity for tradeoffs between United States and USSR ; explains.] President said appointing James Woolsey to join Edward Rowny's negotiating team. [Senator Sam NUNN, Representative Les ASPIN - support President's proposal.] Anticipated political impact on USSR of today's announcement considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) USSR analysts' response to build-down proposal reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) United States goals for Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) explained; primary negotiating barrier outlined on screen, discussed. USSR 's immediate rejection of President Reagan's proposals at United Nations last week recalled; difference in focus of United States proposals considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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