ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 20, 1975
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(Studio) United States gets new Defense Secretary
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) No coincidence that Don. Rumsfeld sworn in on same day Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy. [FORD - says strong national defense for American is surest guardian of American independence and peace throughout world.] [RUMSFELD - says detente means relaxation of tension. It is word for United States approach with relations with ntns. that aren't our friends, don't share our principles, ntns. not sure we can trust and who show inclination to use military power as detriment to freedom.] Schlesinger's problem was he couldn't deal with Gerald Ford; Rumsfeld can.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
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