CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 05, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - announces suspension of government payments to General Dynamics.] Pentagon's decision to withhold payments while General Dynamics' questionable chgs. include in defense contracts are investigated examined; exs. of company's non-defense related chgs. billed to government listed. [Feb. 28, General Dynamics chairperson David LEWIS - defs. company] [pentagon spokesperson Michael BURCH - considers Lewis' testimony "nauseating" and "preposterous."] [Representative John DINGELL - hopes Weinberger extends suspension for thorough inquiry.] General Dynamics statement quoted on screen. [WEINBERGER - cites possibility of criminal chgs. against General Dynamics.] pentagon's new policy for all defense contractors reported.
REPORTER: David Martin