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American Agenda (Money: Bradley Fighting Vehicle) #113327

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 01, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Second part of investigation of FMC Company's role in development of Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle announced. Report introduced.

(Santa Clara, California: Bill O'Reilly) Controversy over Bradley Fighting Vehicle and chgs. that FMC knowingly shipped defective vehicles featured; details given, scenes shown illustration problems with the vehicle. FMC documents in ABC's possession outlined. [Govt. quality inspector Jesse RINGSTAD - says vehicles had multiple defects.] [Shaded WITNESS - describes defects.] [Shaded FMC MECHANIC - describes removal of parts from inspected vehicles.] [Pentagon's Bradley tester Colonel James BURTON - explains why people did not want Bradley to be tested; says Army and FMC were working together.] Ties between FMC and Army staffers detailed; positions of General Edward Meyer's and Colonel David Doyle with FMC after their Army retirement explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement of ABC program "The Bus. of Defense" on fraud and waste in defense spending given.

Jennings, Peter;
O'Reilly, Bill

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