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    IN A POLICY SPEECH ON MONDAY, MR. ROBERT McNAMARA, UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, SAID?

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    LV.EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.
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    MV.INT..McNAMARA SPEAKS.(SOF STARTS)"THESE ARE THE ATLASES..." (SOF ENDS)".... WHATEVER STRENGTH WE NEED.
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: MCNAMARA: "THESE ARE THE ATLASES, THE TITANS, THE MINUTEMEN, AND THE POLARIS MISSILES. AND IT IS PLANNED TO INCREASE THIS FORCE TO OVER 1700 MISSILES BY 1966. THESE PLANS HAVE BEEN PRESENTED TO CONGRESS AND THE APPROPRIATIONS HAVE BEEN PASSED BY CONGRESS FOR THAT FORCE. THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND, THERE CAN BE NONE IN THE MIND OF THE SOVIET, THAT THESE MISSILES CAN PENETRATE TO THEIR TARGET. IN ADDITION, THE UNITED STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND HAS BOMBERS ON AIR ALERT AND MORE THAN 500 BOMBERS ON QUICK REACTION GROUND ALERT.



    "BY COMPARISON THE SOVIET CAN PLACE NO MORE THAN HALF AS MANY BOMBERS OVER NORTH AMERICA AND THEY ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE ONLY A FRACTION AS MANY INTER-CONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES AS WE DO.



    "FURTHERMORE, THEIR SUBMARINE LAUNCHED MISSILES ARE OF SHORT RANGE AND GENERALLY NOT COMPARABLE TO OUR POLARIS FORCE. THE FACT IS THAT AT EVERY LEVEL OF FORCE THE ALLIANCE IN GENERAL AND THE UNITED STATES FORCES IN PARTICULAR, HAVE GREATER AND MORE EFFECTIVE STRENGTH THAN WE ARE IN THE HABIT OF THINKING THEY HAVE, AND WITH REASONABLE CONTINUED EFFORTS, WE CAN HAVE WHATEVER STRENGTH WE NEED."




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    Background: IN A POLICY SPEECH ON MONDAY, MR. ROBERT McNAMARA, UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, SAID THE WESTERN POWERS ENJOYED A MILITARY SUPERIORITY OVER THE SOVIET BLOCK PARTICULARLY IN STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

    HE WAS ADDRESSING THE ECONOMIC CLUB IN NEW YORK. HE SAID THAT THE UNITED STATES HAD MORE THAN 500 OPERATION LONG-RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILES, THEN WENT ON TO EXPLAIN:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VXY2YJR6TEC93S3WKVQTEF6B
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VXY2YJR6TEC93S3WKVQTEF6B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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