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Defense Spending #519457

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 04, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Clash between Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and White House staff reported continue over defense budget; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Pentagon's proposed defense budgets outlined; apparent standoff between OMB director David Stockman and Chief of Staff James Baker versus Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and Secretary of State Alexander Haig noted. Possible impact on armed forces of budget cuts discussed; Senator John Tower's remark on meeting foreign policy obligations quoted. [TOWER - thinks right decision will be made.] President Reagan, expected to make announcement next week, said still committed to balance budget.

Chancellor, John;
Mudd, Roger

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