CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 28, 1981
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(Studio) Traditional friction between Secretary of State and national security adviser said illustrated by Alexander Haig-Richard Allen standoff over proposed US sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [ALLEN - lobbies for sale.] [President REAGAN - thinks compromise is possible.] Unexpected departure of Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan discussed; reception given administration witnesses by Senator Armed Services Committee hearings on sale noted. [Senator Henry JACKSON and Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - debate purpose of sale.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - acknowledges embarrassment to Reagan if sale doesn't go through.] Possibility of Reagan deciding on original sale package despite Israeli opposition considered. "CBS News-New York Times" poll findings of sale listed on screen.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
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