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Shake-Up / Rumsfeld / Graham / Reactions #35100

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1975
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(Studio) White House chief of staff post to go to Don. Rumsfeld's number 2 man. Rumsfeld to head Defense Department
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [RUMSFELD - calls reports untrue of him being master maneuverer of admin. changes.] File footage shown. Rumsfeld, 43, moves into 6th White House job in 6 years Known for strict management and quick decision making. Been Illinois Congman., head OEO, Cost of Living Council and NATO. Richard Cheney, 34, to succeed Rumsfeld and run things "just like Don did." Rumsfeld and Kissinger never been close; will share access to President
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Studio) Hd. of defense intelligence, Lieutenant General Dan. Graham, to retire because he was James Schlesinger man. He and Schlesinger maintained hard line on Soviets. People's Republic of China, diplomats shocked at Schlesinger's firing. They admire his tough attitude toward USSR . Tass reports his removal without comment. "Izvestia" says change welcome. Most diplomats see changes as victory for Kissinger. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) cntrys. divided in reaction. Agreed there will be no foreign policy changes.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Compton, Ann;
Reasoner, Harry

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