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Secretary of Def. / Weinberger Resignation #553972

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 05, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger's resignation from cabinet announced. National Sec. Adviser Frank Carlucci said to replace Weinberger. Lieutenant General Colin Powell said to replace Carlucci; details given, scenes shown. [President REAGAN - bids Weinberger farewell.] Weinberger's record reviewed. [REAGAN - praises Weinberger.] [WEINBERGER - announces resignation.] Jane Weinberger's failing health said official reason for leaving. [WEINBERGER - expounds views on SDI/Star Wars and strong defense] Powell's record discussed. [Brent SCOWCROFT - says Powell will do a good job.] Lame duck president mentioned; John Poindexter mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Weinberger's support of INF treaty with USSR noted. [WEINBERGER - says SDI/Star Wars must be deployed and feels badly about loss of life in Beirut, Lebanon, bombing.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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