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Defense Spending and Military Readiness #294401

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 18, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Fort Erwin, California) Rel., if any, between expanding defense budgets and defense capabilities of United States examined; films shown. [Major General James THOMPSON - claims improvement in Army's competence.] [Colonel Jim HARDING - agrees.] [sergeant Robert BUSBEE - notes troop shortage.] [Major Lee BAYS - discusses spare parts shortages for new helicopters.] [Chief warrant ofr. Merle HICKOCK - claims situation is improving.] [sergeant Robert OBIEDO - explains difference between actual anti-tank gun and practice model.] [sergeant Willie River McKINNEY - notes incrd. use of live ammunition.] [Major General H.N. SCHWARZKOPF - defs. combat readiness of troops.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Dean, Morton;
Martin, David

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