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A Balance of Powers: US-USSR Relations (Part V) #81722

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 18, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) President Reagan's foreign policy towards USSR examined; films shown. [January 29, 1981, President REAGAN - claims USSR 's goal is promotion of world revolution.] George Kennan's development of United States policy toward USSR under Harry S. Truman recalled; Kennan quoted on screen. [Robert McFARLANE - describes his perception of USSR 's efforts to expand its influence; several ntns. listed.] [On several occasions, REAGAN - accuses USSR of "heinous acts," lying; believes Soviets are focus of evil in modern world.] [Soviet expert William HYLAND - considers domestic political motives behind President's rhetoric vis-a-vis USSR .] [For. affairs analyst Leslie GELB - feels impact on USSR leaders of Reagan's rhetoric is a disaster for President; explains.] [Henry KISSINGER - believes Reagan's rhetoric has heightened US-USSR tensions, but notes his lack of provocative policy.] Reagan's response to USSR move into Poland, USSR downing of Korean airliner cited as exs. [KISSINGER - notes President hasn't translated his absolute rhetoric into action; supports his decision to invade Grenada.] [McFARLANE - denies Reagan postures for sake of posturing.] Arms control efforts between United States and USSR , beginning with 1963 limited test ban treaty, reviewed; films shown. [REAGAN - accuses USSR of using detente for own aims.] [HYLAND - considers reasons for Reagan policy towards Soviets.] [GELB - notes President's aides' conception of arms control as opposed to pol. reality.] [KISSINGER - thinks Reagan now understands political strategy necessary for arms control negotiations.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Series announced continuing next week.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

6:24:00 (COMMERCIAL: Canon NP270F Copier; Levi Strauss Slacks; "Nightline; This Week"; Federal Express; Riopan Plus.)

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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