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Campaign `80 / Stealth #272742

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 11, 1980
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(Studio) Positions of Carter administration and Ronald Reagan with regard to leak of Stealth aircraft information outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Background to publication of Stealth information examined; Gerald Ford mentioned. Articles on plane appearing in DC-based magazine in 1975 and 1976 and in "Aviation Week" in 1976 shown. Carter administration's reaction to Stealth program detailed; alleged information leaks appearing in "Aviation Week", "Washington Post" and "Armed Forces Journal" in August 1980 discussed. Journal editor Ben Schemmer's account of information source recalled; Pentagon spokesperson Dr. William Perry, Defense Secretary Harold Brown include in report FBI, Pentagon and Congress noted all investigating leaks' source. Various theories outlined.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:04:20

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