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Defense Budget #528864

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 03, 1983
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(Studio) Senator Budget Committee chairperson Pete Domenici noted favoring cuts in defense budget; Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger mentioned agreeing to consider further cuts.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Weinberger's appearance before Senator Budget Committee and verbal assault against him by Senator Don. Riegle featured. [RIEGLE - thinks Weinberger's fanaticism is threat to national security] [RIEGLE and WEINBERGER - argue.] [RIEGLE - believes Weinberger serves ints. of USSR by his "perverse reality."] [WEINBERGER - responds.] [DOMENICI - apologizes for Riegle's actions.] President Reagan's request that no further reductions be made mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Internal Air Force document reported claiming Pentagon has seriously miscalculated cost of administration's weapons build-up; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Valeriani, Richard

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