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Secretary of Def. / Weinberger #313653

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.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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