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Special Assignment (Star Wars) #95328

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 08, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Role of President Reagan's Star Wars proposal in US-USSR relations, specifically arms control negotiations, discussed. [March 1983, REAGAN - promotes Star Wars.] [Science aide Dr. George KEYWORTH, undersecretary defense Fred IKLE - describe USSR approach to Star Wars.] Status of Soviet defense system explained, discussed. [Former CIA analyst Sayre STEVENS - doesn't feel Soviet system poses problem for US.] Basis of United States concerns about USSR system explained. [KEYWORTH - anticipates sophisticated anti-satellite weapons development by Sovs.] [IKLE - expects incrd. Soviet lasar capabilities.] [Federal of American Scientists spokesperson John PIKE - dismisses significance of Soviet Star Wars research.] [KEYWORTH - doesn't believe USSR can readily develop space weapons system.] USSR ' s probable approach to Star Wars issue in upcoming arms talks considered.
REPORTER: Rick Inderfurth

Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter

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