CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 03, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger's resignation said expected; details given, scenes shown. Wife Jane's failing health as reason for resignation cited. [Senator Robert DOLE - says Weinberger has done an outstanding job and personal matters sometimes have to come first.] National Sec. Adviser Frank Carlucci said will replace Weinberger. Lieutenant General Colin Powell said expected to succeed Carlucci. Weinberger's record reviewed. [Representative Les ASPIN - says Weinberger was never willing to compromise.] Weinberger's stance on arms control and defense noted. [WEINBERGER - says we have to make sure USSR is not cheating on this agreement.] [Former Pentagon spokesperson Robert SIMS - says Weinberger will be hard to replace.] Carlucci's being more willing to compromise said expected.
(DC: DR, David Martin) Style and ideology of Carlucci and Weinberger compared. President Reagan mentioned. Possible decrease in power for Defense Department and possible increase for Secretary of State George Shultz compared.
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