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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 04, 1976
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Don. Rumsfeld tells Senator Armed Services Committee extra funds requested would be used to rebuild Navy.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Proposal calls for 4 new frigates, 1 fleet oiler and 1 nuclear aircraft carrier. Claimed USSR built twice as many ships as United States since 1962. Rumsfeld says adverse trends must be stopped, [Senator John CULVER - concerned that request made in response to Reagan threat rather than Soviet navy.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - says bind could cost Americans billions.] [RUMSFELD - says no connection between request and Texas primary.] House Armed Services Committee voted to raise shipbldg, budget by $1 billion, incling 2 nuclear subs. that administration doesn't want.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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