Fighting for Peace

Caspar Weinberger discussed his book, Fighting For Peace: Seven Critical Years in the Pentagon, which chronicles his tenure as defense… read more

Caspar Weinberger discussed his book, Fighting For Peace: Seven Critical Years in the Pentagon, which chronicles his tenure as defense secretary for President Ronald Regan. He discussed the build-up of American arms during the time he served as secretary of defense. Mr. Weinberger stated that he feels it is essential that the U.S. retain the military strength it had in the 1980s. In the book, Mr. Weinberger states his support for the Strategic Defense Initiative. Also discussed in the book are the Iran-contra affair, President Ronald Regan, and Robert McFarlane. Mr. Weinberger also discussed his childhood, including the influence of his father during his impressionable years. Mr. Weinberger recounted how he read the daily Congressional Record in high school and told of his interest in the life and writings of Winston Churchill. close

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Fighting for Peace

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Program ID:
13176-1
Category:
Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 15, 1990 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Nov 16, 2006 | 2:02am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jul 15, 1990 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 15, 1990 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 16, 1990 | 3:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 16, 1990 | 6:57am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 16, 1990 | 10:22am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 14, 2004 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 01, 2006 | 9:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 02, 2006 | 4:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 16, 2006 | 2:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
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