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Reagan Administration #275736

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 03, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger reported announcing trial balloons for President Reagan's change in defense policy; details given. [WEINBERGER - comments on neutron bomb program.] Differences between conventional nuclear bomb and neutron weapon explained; animations shown. Weinberger's criticism of President Carter outlined. [Former Defense Secretary Harold BROWN - responds with regard to behavior of France and USSR .] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - questions wisdom of placing bomb in Europe.] [WEINBERGER - comments on possibility of stationing United States troops in Israel.] Possible decision on Saudi Arabia's request for military equipment and Israel's objection discussed; MX missile system plan outlined.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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