CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 05, 1996
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(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) President Clinton's announcement of his nominations to fill national security cabinet vacancies reported: US ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright for Secretary of State and William Cohen as Secretary of Defense.
(State Department: Steve Hurst) The nominating of National Security Adviser Anthony Lake as director of the CIA with Sandy Berger taking over Lake's post and Albright featured. [ALBRIGHT, CLINTON - make introductory comments on the nominations.]
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The backgrounds of Lake and Berger outlined.
(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The Republican Cohen's background in Congress reviewed. [COHEN - praises Clinton for a bipartisan approach to security.] The problems faced by Les Aspin as Secretary of Defense and the success of Secretary of Defense William Perry cited.
(Studio: Ralph Begleiter; Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The latest developments in the issue of the exposure of United States troops in the Persian Gulf to chemical weapons discussed.