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Economy: Defense Spending #119572

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 19, 1989
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Reversal of policy on defense spending by President Bush's administration noted. Reports introd.

(DC: Ann Compton) Plans for reduction of Pentagon spending outlined. [On "This Wk.", Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says likelihood of conflict between US-USSR and NATO-Warsaw Pact has lowered.] "New York Times" story on proposed cuts by Air Force outlined on screen. [CHENEY - comments.] Response of Bush to idea of deep defense cuts, include cutbacks in number of troops stationed in Europe, noted.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Congress response to administration proposals of defense cutbacks featured. [Senator Ted STEVENS, Representative James SCHEUER, Senator Trent LOTT, Representative Duncan HUNTER, Senator Sam NUNN - respond.]

Compton, Ann;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Wooten, Jim

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