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AWACS Sale #274057

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 28, 1981
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(Studio) Senator approval of AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [Senator Howard BAKER (on phone) - congratulates President Reagan.] Senator debate and vote examined in detail; Senators Slade Gorton, William Cohen, Barry Goldwater, Charles Mathias, Alfonse D'Amato, Claiborne Pell, Russell Long, Mark Andrews, Edward Zorinksy include in report [COHEN - explains his vote; recs. telephone congratulations from President] [Senator Alan CRANSTON, Bob PACKWOOD - praise Reagan's lobbying technique.] Possibility of compensatory arms package for Israel considered; Yasir Arafat and PLO mentioned. Reagan's plans to pressure Jordanian King Hussein during his upcoming Washington, DC visit to get Saudi Arabia to participate in Camp David peace process noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(DC) Chief of staff James Baker's monitoring of Senate vote cited; Reagan's alleged reaction quoted. [REAGAN - praises Senator] Final Senate vote discussed
REPORTER: Lesley. Stahl

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jerusalem, Israel) Reaction here to Senate vote examined; implications of sale for Israel's position in Mideast considered.
REPORTER: Bob Faw

(Studio) Significance of AWACS arms package approval discussed; equipment incld. in package and cost listed on screen.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Possibility that administration will now reevaluate its foreign policy and national Sec. apparatus examined; Richard Allen's alleged incompetence, Edwin Meese's possible replacement for Caspar Weinberger who would replace Secretary of State Alexander Haig considered. Philip Habib mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Special broadcast on Senate vote tonight announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Faw, Bob;
Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley.
Duration:
00:09:40

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