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Bradley Fighting Vehicle #98840

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 10, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Problems encountered in development of Army's Bradley fighting vehicle since 1981 examined; Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger mentioned, shown. Vehicle mentioned named after General Omar Bradley. Focus of criticism outlined. [Representative Denny SMITH - explains danger to crew.] Army's method of testing Bradley &reality of test outcomes explained, illustrated. [Representative Mel LEVINE - accuses Army of "sandbagging" Congress and American taxpayer.] Army's own report criticizing credibility of its tests quoted on screen; report's author Colonel James Burton said ordered not to discuss findings. [Senator David PRYOR - considers Pentagon's suppression of Burton report ludicrous; threatens subpoena if necessary.] Econs. involved noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Troute, Dennis

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