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Defense Budget #543652

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 19, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(DC) Congress's apparent readiness to freeze military spending after Reagan admin.'s initial defense buildup examined. [Courtesy "Meet the Press", Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - considers self victim of own success; explains.] Growing Pentagon credibility gap and its probable effect on Congress outlined on screen, discussed; Representative Les Aspin's allegations cited as example [Recently, Representative Larry HOPKINS - notes public's perception of defense contractors.] [WEINBERGER - mentions USSR 's annual military buildup.] President Reagan's threat to Congress reported.
REPORTER: Don Porter

Jamieson, Bob;
Porter, Don

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