Defense Department Budget Briefing

Mr. Cheney held a news briefing at the Pentagon for reporters on the fiscal year 1992 Defense Department budget. He said he did not feel the defense… read more

Mr. Cheney held a news briefing at the Pentagon for reporters on the fiscal year 1992 Defense Department budget. He said he did not feel the defense budget was a substantial drain on the country’s finances when defense spending as a percentage of GNP was lower than at any point in the past 50 years. Mr. Cheney refused to speculate on the amount of damage inflicted upon Iraq’s military, cautioning that battlefield reversals, SCUDs and chemical weaponry were still cause for anxiety for the coalition forces. He also said that the air strike had not been planned to complete the operation, and that the U.S. knew it would have to send in ground forces at some point in the battle. close

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Defense Department Budget Briefing

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Program ID:
16207-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 04, 1991 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Feb 05, 1991 | 3:45am EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Feb 04, 1991 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 05, 1991 | 3:45am EST | C-SPAN 1
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