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B-1 Bomber #312875

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 07, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Problems being uncovered in Rockwell's new B-1 bomber, produced ahead of President Reagan's deadline, examined; incident illustrating seriousness of situation described, shown. [Lieutenant General William THURMAN - acknowledges problems.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's alleged response to problems described. [Former AlloyTek employee Keith LIKINS - believes defects are related to deadline pressures; recalls violations of regulations.] B-1's primary problem, preventing its use in attacks against USSR , explained. [WEINBERGER - cites need for plane's improved electronic countermeasures.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Representative Les Aspin reported ousted as chairperson of House Armed Services Committee; details given.

Martin, David;
Schieffer, Bob

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