NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 03, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger's resignation reported Wife Jane Weinberger's failing health noted as reason for resignation. Weinberger's replacement said Frank Carlucci. Effects of Weinberger's resignation detailed. [WEINBERGER - says the goal is to deploy.] Carlucci said to support SDI/Star Wars but will probably compromise. [CARLUCCI - seeks to meet legitimate USSR concerns.] [US Army Ret. Lieutenant General Daniel GRAHAM - says Weinberger's leaving is a blow to those supporting SDI/Star Wars.] [WEINBERGER - criticizes Congress for not doing more to promote SDI/Star Wars.] Secretary of State George Shultz's influence said will increase [Former arms negotiator Paul WARNKE - says maybe there will be more harmony now.] President Reagan noted to miss Weinberger.
(DC: Fred Francis) Weinberger's record reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Defense analyst Edward LUTTWAK - says Weinberger has been allowed to get away with murder.] Ineffective leadership over armed forces and heavy spending discussed. [Former Pentagon official Richard PERLE - says we are safer because of Weinberger.] Weinberger's concern for troops noted.
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