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It's Your Money (Air Force: Star Wars Project) #186297

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 20, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The weekly look at how the government spends taxpayers' money introduced.

(Albuquerque: James Walker) The cost of the multi-billion dollar "star wars" project to use space-based laser weapons to defend America from enemy missiles examined; Star Fire Optical Range shown. [Air Force Colonel Mike BOOEN - praises the system.] [General Accounting Office Louis RODRIGUES - admits the Air Force has cheated on laser tests.] Defense Department assessment of the limits of the system noted. ["Defense Week" John DONNELLY - cites laser limitations.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Walker, James
Duration:
00:02:20

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