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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The weekly look at how the government spends taxpayers' money introduced.
(Pentagon: John Martin) The cost to taxpayers of the Air National Guard in a time when the Russian military threat has disappeared examined; scenes shown from a practice alert at one of the Air Force bases supporting Continental Air Defense (CAD) missions. [Major Jeff CHILES - explains their role.] The General Accounting Office and then-Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell said suggesting a reduction of the guard's duties. [General Accounting Office Richard DAVIS - comments.] The wary approach of the Air Force to any cutbacks explained.
- Jennings, Peter;
- Martin, John
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