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(Studio) Under congress questioning, Defense Department official admits Pentagon still has surveillance files on some private citizens.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) In late 1960's thousands of dossiers compiled on antiwar activists; in 1971, Pentagon ordered purge of files; before 1971, files transferred through computer system to other government agencies. [Dep. assistant Secretary Defense David COOKE - admits files transferred to other agencies before 1971.] [Representative Andrew MAGUIRE - asks if Cooke sure information exchanged with other agencies before `71.] Cooke confirms. [Representative Bella ABZUG - says maintenance of such files must stop.] Army denies files exchanged after June 1971.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Stahl, Lesley
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