ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 24, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) United States Air Force's reaction to House Armed Services Committee's report claiming MX missile's guidance system is defective and accusing United States Air Force of covering up problem examined; details given, scenes shown. [Brigadier General Charles MAY - denies existence of defects in system justifying concern over MX.] MX mentioned now referred to as the Peacekeeper.] No. missiles currently inoperable due to Northrop's delay in delivering necessary components outlined on screen; means by which Northrop purchases MX parts without testing them explained. [MAY - praises MX system.]
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