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Military Bases / Defense Cuts / Laird #443047

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 27, 1969
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(Studio) Pentagon to close 307 Mil. Bases; to end 65,000 military and civilian jobs. To save $600 million yearly President Nixon asks Pentagon to cut budget by $3 billion or 4%. Defense Secretary Melvin Laird to speak at Wisconsin State University
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No Location Given) [Sec. LAIRD - says we'll have to shut down some bases. Part of effort to cut defense spending.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) 400 major American bases outside US. Senator Stuart Symington feels there's too many. Nap shown of world's major bases. 2 million work at these bases Senator Hugh Scott says too many bases with too many on them.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David

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