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Secretary of Def. / Weinberger #106687

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 03, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Kenneth Walker) Anticipated resignation of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger due to his wife's ill health reported; details given, scenes shown. Concern that announcement be withheld until after USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze visit here last week so it would not have been seen as protest against arms deal Weinberger opposed noted. [Senator Robert DOLE - says Weinberger is leaving for personal reasons.] National Sec. Adviser Frank Carlucci noted in line to succeed Weinberger. Lieutenant General Colin Powell noted likely to replace Carlucci. President Reagan shown announcing Anne McLaughlin, wife of conservative talk show host John McLaughlin, as new Secretary of Labor. United States Housing and Urban Development Secretary Sam Pierce noted last surviving member of original Reagan cabinet.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Monterey, California: Bob Zelnick) Weinberger's continued support for defense spending and SDI/Star Wars reported [At NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) defense meeting, WEINBERGER - criticizes Congress for cutting defense spending.] [WEINBERGER - discusses deployment of SDI/Star Wars.] His role in peacetime military buildup reviewed on screen. [Defense Budget Project spokesperson Gordon ADAMS - assesses Weinberger's management role.] Weinberger's record on arms control, sending Marines to Lebanon, arms for hostages and United States role in Persian Gulf reported Possible positions of Carlucci on defense matters discussed. [Ex-National Sec. Adviser Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - notes USSR 's views of changes in Defense Department]

Jennings, Peter;
Walker, Kenneth.;
Zelnick, Bob

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