NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 02, 1975
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio) Defense Secretary James Schlesinger out and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger asked to resign as special adviser on national security; to continue as Secretary of State.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder
(DC) Senator Henry Jackson and others say Schlesinger fired. Kissinger, at request of President Ford, gave up job as special assistant to president on national security affairs. Top deputy, Air Force General Brent Scowcroft, replaces him. Kissinger criticized for holding both jobs and too much power with regard to foreign policy. [JACKSON - says appears that administration can't tolerate differing views with regard to foreign policy. To be difficult for Ford to get candid Defense Secretary Looks like 1-man operation; that's bad for nation] Schlesinger rptdly. advocated tougher line with USSR with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and relations in general There were style and personality differences between Kissinger and Schlesinger. Ford asked by reporters in Florida about situation; he avoided answer.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.