NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 18, 1980
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(Studio) Admin.'s defense of publicizing Stealth airplane program, Republican cries of pols. and program's purpose outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) [At Republican conv., Ronald REAGAN - campaigns.] Series of leaks in "Washington Post", briefing given "Armed Forces Journal" editor Ben. Schemmer by Pentagon official William Perry, Perry's meeting with Senator John Stennis and other key Senators, and news conference held by Defense Secretary Harold Brown examined; Senator Henry Jackson's response to Perry outlined. [Representative Samuel STRATTON - comments on situation.] Probability that White House role in leaks won't formally be uncovered before Congress breaks in 2 weeks noted.
REPORTER: John Dancy