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Defense Budget #534974

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 18, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan reported supporting Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's opposition to defense budget cuts.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) [WEINBERGER - praises Reagan's wisdom.] Defense cuts proposed by OMB director David Stockman and Weinberger's proposal outlined on screen, discussed. [Deputy press secretary Larry SPEAKES - notes budget plan is reviewed.] Congress reaction noted. [Senator John WARNER - believes Congress is serious.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(DC) Reality of Weinberger's proposed defense budget, despite efforts to present it as cut, explained, discussed. [SOLDIERS - resent lower pay raise than anticipated.]
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) [WEINBERGER - discusses defense spending increases in coming years, anticipated showdown with Congress]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred;
Wallace, Chris

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