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Insider's Report (Merchants of Death) (Part II) #601590

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 31, 1994
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(Studio: Stone Phillips) Report introduced.

(Columbus, Ohio: David Bloom) The sale of McDonnell Douglas high- tech machine tools to China that could be used for weapons-making featured; defense plant scenes shown while the deal-making is detailed. [Ex-employee Fred LASSAHN, McDonnell Douglas Tom WILLIAMS, ex-employee Jack SEE, Catic Corporation LIU Jen - talk about the equipment being sold.] McDonnell Douglas's "trunk liner project" deal to build jets with China recalled. [Defense Budget Project Richard BITZINGER - says it's a lucrative part for McDonnell Douglas.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI - calls it aerospace extortion.] [WILLIAMS - defends the sale to China.] The view that this sale could help build a Chinese military machine that could be turned against the United States noted.

Bloom, David;
Phillips, Stone

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