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Pentagon Reorganization #300409

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Senator Armed Services committee 's call for reorganization of United States rail. system examined. [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - feels system needs repair; fears consequences for troops.] Crate.'s recommendations noted include abolishing Joint Chiefs of Staff; details given. [Senator Carl LEVIN - notes competition among individual branches of services and nation's security needs are frequently in conflict.] [Senator Sam NUNN - cites Grenada invasion as example] [Senator John WARNER - opposes abolishing joint chiefs.] [Pentagon spokesperson Robert SIMS - defs. system's structure, using recent interception of Egyptian airliner carrying terrorists as example] [Navy Secretary John LEHMAN - agrees.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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