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Armed Services / Cutbacks / Pentagon vs. Congress / Defense Industry #583266

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 24, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Announcement by Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney that President Bush will propose major cuts in defense spending reported.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Positions of the Pentagon and Congress on plans for cutbacks in the armed services and/or defense industries examined. Representative Les Aspin's view that a smaller armed service is needed and Congressional desire to keep weapons development because it means jobs noted. [On TV, former CIA director William COLBY - calls for halving defense spending.] [CHENEY - opposes dumb mistakes in reductions.] [Army Captain Odell SMITH - explains why he is leaving the service.] The politics of the issue discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Keith Morrison) Impact of cutbacks on the defense industry examined. [At California McDonnell Douglas plant where workers are getting laid off, WOMAN - comments.] [United Technologies chairman Robert DANIELL - cites the pain of reduction.] Ways in which Hughes Aircraft is reinventing itself as defense contracts dry up detailed. [Hughes Aircraft Robert DANKANYIN - says transitional changes are being made.] [Submarine WORKER, defense WORKER - comment.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred;
Morrison, Keith

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