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(Studio) House rejection yesterday of MX missile program recalled; program's apparent status in Senate noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Joint chiefs of staff said opposed to dense pack basing concept. [Chairperson General John VESSEY - notes major of chiefs of staff rejected plan.] Alternative recommendation of chiefs mentioned. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - explains President Reagan's inability to consider options.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - claims constituents see MX as boondoggle.] Weinberger mentioned stating that major of Representatives declined Air Force briefing in dense pack; efforts of Senator John Tower to save program in Senate described.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch
- Lynch, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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