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Administration On Defense / West Point / Annapolis #37977

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 04, 1975
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(Studio) Admin. makes big push for defense Timing good because Senator considering defense budget. President just back from successful European tour and military academies hold their graduations today. Secretary Defense James Schlesinger speaks at Air Force Academy, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller addresses graduates at Annapolis and President Ford gives West Point address.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(West Point Academy) President pledges to keep defense strong; statement aimed at cadets and balky Senators trying to cut defense budget. [Mr. FORD - says US can't afford further erosion in bedrock defense budget.] President personally awards diplomas to top 5% of class and to low man in class - Eugene Emmett Shaw Junior
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Annapolis, Maryland) Rockefeller reinforces President's speech; warns against relaxing military strength. [ROCKEFELLER - says United States can't ignore growing strength of potential adversaries.]
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

Kaplow, Herbert;
Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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