NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 22, 1991
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(Studio: John Cochran) Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney's decision to cancel A-12 Stealth fighter program recalled.
(Washington: Henry Champ) Reaction of Congress to this case in which the taxpayers would have to bail out two defense contractors, McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics, examined. [In response to questions from Representatives Andy IRELAND and John CONYERS, defense procurement director Eleanor SPECTOR - testifies about the analysis.] [Aerospace analyst Paul NESBIT - says both companies could have survived if the Pentagon insisted on payment.] [CONYERS - challenges their claims of bankruptcy.] [IRELAND - comments further.] Impact of this issue of accountability on Pentagon credibility discussed.