ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 18, 1984
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(Studio) Pentagon reported confirming analysis of USSR nuclear warheads status, obtained under Freedom of Info. Act by advocates of arms control.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Pentagon's confirmation of number USSR nuclear warheads noted contradicting Reagan administration's line of argument for incrd. defense spending; related statistics outlined on screen, discussed. Probable impact of Pentagon acknowledgement on Congress's consideration of funding for MX missile development program considered. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, confirming warhead count, said denying British publication's claim that United States deliberately used Korean Air Lines flight 007 for intelligence gathering prior to its destruction by USSR ; death toll from that downing recalled.
REPORTER: John McWethy
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