CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 27, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Cost of planning for peace featured; details given of debate over defense spending in light of changes in Eastern Europe and USSR and their impact on United States budget. [Brookings Institution William KAUFMANN - says Soviets would have to fight a war just to get to Western Europe.] [Senator Sam NUNN, former Defense Department official Lawrence KORB, CIA director William WEBSTER - talk about defense and spending.] [On January 12, President BUSH - says now is not the time to change our defense posture.] Budget allocations noted. [Representative James SCHEUER - opposes funding high-tech weapons.] Examples of defense spending cutbacks outlined on screen. [Defense analyst Harlan ULLMAN - warns against cutting back too quickly.]
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