CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 05, 1972
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(Studio) Secretary Defense Melvin Laird testifies that US-Soviet treaties to limit strategic arms might produce savings of $1 billion in defense costs. But if Vietnam war continues at present rate, there might be no savings.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [LAIRD - says McGovern plan to cut defense budget by $30 billion would be surrender.] [Senator William PROXMIRE - says proposal would provide for American superiority in many areas.] Laird tells House committee he'll ask for boost In present budget if Vietnam war continues.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
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