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US-USSR Relations / Arms Control #84621

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 31, 1983
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger noted attending NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Belgium to discuss allied response to USSR on issue of deployment of nuclear weapons in Europe.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Probability that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) would use nuclear weapons 1st in confrontation with Warsaw Pact examined. [General Bernard ROGERS - claims NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) has no other answers to conventional USSR attack.] NATO's defense of 1st strike use of nuclear weapons explained. [Senator Sam NUNN - thinks stance is less credible.] Possible role of assault breaker missile as alternative to 1st strike nuclear weapons examined; films shown. [WEINBERGER - notes West's technological superiority.] Econ. factor in issue considered.
REPORTER: Rick Inderfurth

Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter

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