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Economy: Budget / Midgetman Missile #319805

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 14, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Submission by President Reagan of budget to Congress on Thursday reported; details given. Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Issue of Midgetman missile reported; forcing of weapon upon Pentagon by Congress like Senator Sam Nunn and Representative Les Aspin noted. [Senator Pete WILSON - says they are keeping project alive until next president, but it's too expensive.] Cost of Midgetman outlined on screen; position of Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci on Midgetman noted. Mil. reported really interested in MX missile funding; scenes shown of MX missiles. [Brent Scowcroft commission mbr. James WOOLSEY - discusses ICBMs and nation's security] Problems of MX deployment detailed.

Martin, David;
Spencer, Susan

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