ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 1972
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(Studio) Navy procurement official, Gordon Rule, tells Congress hearing Nixon's choice of Roy Ash as budget director is bad choice. Ash is president Litton Industries, major defense contractor. Rule says Ash represents danger of all-powerful military-industrial complex warned of by President Eisenhower. Rule in trouble because of testimony.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Admiral Isaac Kidd, Rule's superior, demands Rule's immediate retirement. [RULE - says he'll keep on talking to press about military] Rule refuses to retire. Just last year Rule got Navy's highest civilian award. Rule transferred to minor post. Senator Proxmire cells Navy action outrageous.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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