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1984 - Color, President Reagan: Address To The Nation & Other Countries on US-USSR Relations - Excerpts. 16Jan84 Card 1 of 2

Reel Number: 250165-02-P1

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1984

Country: USA

Location: DC,Washington

TC Begins: 18:08:01

TC Ends: 18:12:50

Duration: 00:04:49

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1985 - Color, President Reagan: Speech on US-USSR Relations - Excerpts. 16Jan84 Card 1 of 2 People stand, Reagan enters East Room & to lectern, SOF: “During these first days of 1984 I would like to share w/ you & the people of the world my thoughts on a subject of great importance to the cause of peace -- relations between the United States & the Soviet Union. Tomorrow the United States will join the Soviet Union & 33 other nations at a European disarmament conference in Stockholm. The conference will search for practical & meaningful ways to increase European security & preserve peace. We will be in Stockholm w/ the heartfelt wishes of our people for genuine progress. We live in a time of challenges to peace, but also of opportunities to peace. Through times of difficulty & frustration, America's highest aspiration has never wavered. We have & will continue to struggle for a lasting peace that enhances dignity for men & women everywhere. I believe that 1984 finds the United States in the strongest position in years to establish a constructive & realistic working relationship w/ the Soviet Union. We've come a long way since the decade of the seventies, years when the United States seemed filled w/ self-doubt & neglected its defenses, while the Soviet Union increased its military might & sought to expand its influence by armed forces & threat. 18:09:55 Over the last 10 years, the Soviets devoted twice as much of their gross national product to military expenditures as the United States, produced six times as many ICBM's, four times as many tanks, twice as many combat aircraft. And they began deploying the SS - 20 intermediate-range missile at a time when the United States had no comparable weapon. History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. To keep the peace, we & our allies must be strong enough to convince any potential aggressor that war could bring no benefit, only disaster. So, when we neglected our defenses, the risks of serious confrontation grew. Three years ago, we embraced a mandate from the American people to change course, & we have. (abrupt cut) 18:10:58 “Our policy toward the Soviet Union -- a policy of credible deterrence, peaceful competition, & constructive cooperation -- will serve our two nations & people everywhere. It is a policy not just for this year, but for the long term. It's a challenge for Americans; it is also a challenge for the Soviets. If they cannot meet us halfway, we will be prepared to protect our interests & those of our friends & allies. But we want more than deterrence. We seek genuine cooperation. We seek progress for peace. Cooperation begins w/ communication. And, as I've said, we'll stay at the negotiating tables in Geneva & Vienna. Furthermore, Secretary Shultz will be meeting this week w/ Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko in Stockholm. This meeting should be followed by others, so that high-level consultations become a regular & normal component of U.S.-Soviet relations. Our challenge is peaceful. It will bring out the best in us. It also calls for the best in the Soviet Union. We do not threaten the Soviet Union. Freedom poses no threat. It is the language of progress. We proved this 35 years ago when we had a monopoly on nuclear weapons & could have tried to dominate the world, but we didn't. Instead, we used our power to write a new chapter in the history of mankind. We helped rebuild war-ravaged economies in Europe & the Far East, including those of nations who had been our enemies. Indeed, those former enemies are now among our staunchest friends. Continued... Cold War; Diplomacy; Presidential Speeches; Peace NOTE: Both cards 18:08:01 - 18:16:08 sold at single reel price. Additional excerpts on H2042-06; H2043-04. NOTE: Credit must be given to Reagan Presidential Library NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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