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Bradley Fighting Vehicle #315440

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 24, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Criticism of Pentagon's continued support for Army's new amphibious assault craft, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, due to its propensity for sinking examined; details given, scenes shown. [Representative John DINGELL - criticizes Pentagon's endangerment of troops.] Army's test films of vehicle sinking, which military declares a success, shown. [Committee staff member Frank PAPINEAU - describes Army's attempt to blame quality of ground dirt for test's failure.] [Army undersecretary James AMBROSE - admits absurdity of such explanations.] [Former weapons tester Colonel James BURTON (ret.) - notes Army's staging of tests to skew results.] No. vehicles purchased mentioned.

Martin, David;
Schieffer, Bob

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