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(Studio) White House continued denials of President Carter's decision on future of neutron bomb and West Germany's statement on issue reported Focus on Joint Chiefs of Staff, brought on by weapons debates in progress, noted; Carter's nomination of new chief of staff chairperson to replace retiring General George Brown, who has cancer, stated. Nominee is Air Force General David C. Jones.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Department of Defense films and photos shown. Background report on men selected to be members of Joint Chiefs; these include Jones, General Lew Allen, Junior, and Admiral Thomas B. Hayward. Jones' support for B-1 bomber, Allen's connections with Defense Secretary Brown and Hayward's support for large aircraft carriers detailed. Criticism of Carter administration's apparent lack of attention to Joint Chiefs noted. [Secretary BROWN - responds to chgs. with regard to relations with Joint Chiefs.] Congress approval expected.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Pappas, Ike
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