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Rickover / Gifts Controversy / Trident Program #294533

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 1984
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(Studio) Navy Secretary John Lehman reported deciding against cancellation of existing defense contracts with General Dynamics, Newport News Shipbuilding, General Elec. and Westinghouse, despite investigations into their gifts to Admiral Hyman Rickover; Lehman reported also awarding new contracts to General Dynamics and Newport News. Details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(USS Georgia) Trident submarine program examined; films shown. [Captain West Gordon LANGE - praises stealth of Trident.] Trident's missile superiority described. [Captain Mike GRAY - praises ship.] Potential offensive capability of Trident noted. [Representative Thomas DOWNEY - thinks Trident poses incrd. danger to US; explains.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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