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Defense Spending and Wastes #444451

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 03, 1969
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(Studio) Growing anger in Congress over reports of waste in Pentagon's buying and using of military hardware. Dep. Defense Secretary David Packard to investigate. "Washington Post" published private study of military hardware; news bad. Chart shown detailing Il weapon systems performance; 2 performed correctly.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Defense money wasted on Pentagon projects. 7 F 111 B's built; Navy didn't want them; too heavy for aircraft carriers. Other missiles and jets fall by wayside [Senator William PROXMIRE - says military spending scandalous; Congress can stop this.]
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(DC) [Senator William PROXMIRE - says military spending scandalous; Congress can stop this. [Senator John J. WILLIAMS - observes that Defense Department not running welfare agency; waste could be minimized substantially.] [Representative George MAHON - says USSR and United States trying to find ceiling on armament program.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Nixon realizes United States could be killed economically before military kill if defense spending continues.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

Brinkley, David;
Goralski, Robert

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