CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1975
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(Studio) Defense Secretary designate, Don. Rumsfeld, before Senator Armed Services Committee
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Rumsfeld admits he's not well-informed on some defense matters. He says detente with USSR should be pursued but strong military must be maintained. Says United States must provide enough defense money to keep up with USSR . [RUMSFELD - will manage Defense Department efficiently. Defense costly, but inadequate defense would be far more costly.] Senator Henry Jackson asks Rumsfeld about reports he's being considered as Vice President choice. [RUMSFELD - says considering nothing but this job.] [JACKSON - asks if he'd accept another post.] [RUMSFELD - says presumptuous to reject something that is not proposed.] Rumsfeld says he admired James Schlesinger and had nothing to do with his dismissal.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
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