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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 21, 1969
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird reports he's reducing military size due to Congress pressure.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Laird reports withdrawal of 100,000 troops and 50,000 civilians due to fund cut., Air Force flying time to be cut and 100 Navy ships to be mothballed. Incls. N.J. [LAIRD - says Representative George Mahon said he'd cut $5 billion from request and defense programs should be cut down. Soviet military strength growing. Will be weakening in our worldwide power.] Laird wanted to make cuts in research and development, but President Nixon vetoed the idea.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Rowan, Steve
Duration:
00:02:20

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