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Economy: Defense Budget Cuts / SDI/Star Wars #333744

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 14, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Defense budget cuts and SDI/Star Wars examined; Defense Department animation shown of orbiting lasers in space program. Commitment of President Bush's administration to SDI/Star Wars research and development outlined. [Representative Pat SCHROEDER - praises Senate's cuts on SDI/Star Wars.] [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - defends priority of SDI.] Statement from Henry Cooper, new SDI director, noted; more animations shown. [Representative Sam NUNN - talks about costs.] Issue of increasingly less likely threat from nuclear attack by USSR mentioned.

Martin, David;
Schieffer, Bob

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