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(Studio) Chief of staff Don. Regan said implying administration's willingness to compromise on defense budget; details given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) President Reagan reported recalling chief negotiator Max Kampelman from Geneva arms talks to lobby for MX missile as House vote nears; Lyndon Johnson recalled using same tactic with General William Westmoreland to gain support for Vietnam war. Films shown. [KAMPELMAN - notes USSR would like MX defeated.] [Courtesy NBC, Don. REGAN - thinks Kampelman will have influence on Capitol Hill; explains.] [Representative Bill ALEXANDER - accuses President Reagan of turning MX into partisan political issue.]
REPORTER: Sheilah Kast
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Kast, Sheilah
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