• Short Summary

    Fears that Soviet nuclear missile developments may upset the nuclear arms balance were expressed by United States Defence Secretary James Schlesinger at a Washington news conference yesterday (Friday August 17).

  • Description

    Fears that Soviet nuclear missile developments may upset the nuclear arms balance were expressed by United States Defence Secretary James Schlesinger at a Washington news conference yesterday (Friday August 17). He claimed that the Soviet Union has successfully tested multiple-warhead missiles -- capable of simultaneously striking several individual targets.

    In the past, the United States has believed that its own lead in sophisticated weaponry has counter-balanced the greater explosive power -- "threw-weight" -- of the Soviet nuclear arsenal.

    This balance formed the basis for the first Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). But Mr. Schlesinger warned that if the Americans are overtaken by Soviet technology the basis for the agreement will have to be re-examined -- while prospects for a second round of SALT talks have deteriorated sadly:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9OM4G019SEG19S8DVTVW1E5N3
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OM4G019SEG19S8DVTVW1E5N3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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