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Defense Budget #291316

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 30, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [Task force director Peter GRACE - accuses Defense Department of being economy inefficient.] Findings of President commission investigating laxity of defense spending outlined on screen, discussed. [GRACE - calls for elimination of waste.] Panel's recommendations affecting United States commissaries, bases, retirement pay examined. [Mil. SPOKESPERSON - feels picked on.] [Colonel (ret.) George HENDRICK - defs. military retirement pay.] Grace's criticism of Congress's role in wasting defense fund noted. [Defense Department spokesperson Henry CATTO - reads statement of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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