CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan's proposed increase in defense budget noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Cost of high tech defense systems and issue of rising Defense Department budget examined. [Martin Marietta spokesperson Norman AUGUSTINE - anticipates budget crisis.] "Augustine's Laws", analysis of poor Pentagon judgment in spending allocations, discussed. [General David JONES - praises "Augustine's Laws."] Exs. of Augustine's satirical criticism examined. [AUGUSTINE - explains policy based on amnesia.] Navy Secretary John Lehman's denial of Trident submarine contract recalled. [Defense analyst Jacques GANSLER - cites lack of competition among defense contractors as responsible for cost growth process.] United States Air Force savings by offering competitions for defense contracts mentioned. [AUGUSTINE - quotes Texas saying.] [JONES - notes chaos in DC.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's planned defense spending outlined.
REPORTER: David Martin
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