Report from the United States say Russia may be trying to overtake it in military supremacy.
SV U.S. President elect Jimmy Carter and wife stepping off 'plane in St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.A.
CU: Carter speaking
SV: Carter speaking to reporters. (3 shots)
"Arriving at Saint Simons Island off the Georgia coast, Mr. Carter said he's aware of reports that the Russians may now be aiming to overtake the United States in the arms race, rather than just being content with matching our strength. The President-elect said he'd been getting C.I.A. briefings on the subjects."
"Their rate of growth for military strength compared to ours has probably been fairly substantial, but we are still far stronger than they are in military strength."
"Harold Brown, Carter's designated Defence Secretary, said he would be concerned if the level of U.S. arms spending continues to drop while Soviet spending rises."
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Background: Report from the United States say Russia may be trying to overtake it in military supremacy. The New York Times says a paper to this effect is being prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency - the C.I.A. - for President-elect, Jimmy Carter when he takes office next month. Meanwhile, Mr. Carter says he's aware of the reports.