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Secretary of Def. / Weinberger Resignation #106759

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 05, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Resignation of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger due to his wife, Jane's, ill health announced; details given, scenes shown. [President REAGAN - calls Weinberger best Secretary of Defense in history.] [WEINBERGER - urges continuing SDI/Star Wars program.] National Sec. Adviser Frank Carlucci noted named to succeed Weinberger with General Colin Powell, in turn, succeeding Carlucci. [CARLUCCI - says it is a big job.] Problems facing new Secretary of Defense said to be defense spending priorities and arms control issues. Weinberger's and Carlucci's position on latter noted. [Ex-assistant Secretary of Defense Richard PERLE - recalls long-term link between Weinberger and Reagan.] Carlucci's accomplishments at NSC recalled.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [WEINBERGER - states his obligations to wife, says he is not leaving due to policy differences, praises arms control agreement on short and medium-range missiles, discusses his moderate approach to use of armed services, notes United States role in Persian Gulf.]

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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