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USSR Military Power / Defense Department Report #95597

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 02, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Pentagon's 1985 edition of "Soviet Mil. Power" featured; illustrations of new USSR weapons, discussed; facilities shown. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - claims USSR is trying to halt United States progress on same systems.] Weinberger's use of government report to support his push for Star Wars program and opposition to transfer of sophisticated non-mil. technology such as space shuttle noted. [Center for Defense Info. director Rear Admiral Gene LaROCQUE - notes Pentagon's annual effort to frighten public into larger defense budget.] [Representative Barney FRANK - equates Weinberger with boy who cried wolf.]
REPORTER: Dean Reynolds

(Studio) Tass' response to Pentagon report quoted.

Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Dean

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