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1984 Vote / Defense Spending #87326

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 18, 1984
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(Studio) Current portion of federal budget consumed by defense and that sought by administration in next budget outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Bath, ME) Role of defense spending issue in election-yr. pols. examined. [Bath Iron Works president William HAGGETT - thinks company will receive more work if administration conts. pressing for larger fleet.] Defense spending under President Reagan outlined, discussed. [REAGAN - supports Dwight Eisenhower's perception of defense strength.] [Walter MONDALE - will use military strength to control peace.] Controversy over programs targeted by defense budget examined. [General Dan. GRAHAM - explains administration's position.] Strategy of horizontal escalation explained. [Defense analyst Russell MURRAY - notes Pentagon doesn't worry about readiness, just purchase of big-ticket weapons.] Democrat and Republican positions on defense spending outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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