Movie: The Pentagon Wars [1998] Movie: The Pentagon Wars [1998]

Movie: The Pentagon Wars [1998] Movie: The Pentagon Wars [1998]

Caspar Weinberger:
Please be seated. This will be brief, as I'm needed at the Oval Office. I'd like to call your attention to this morning's New York Times. If you'll turn to the editorial page? It essentially says that every weapon we produce is an over-priced piece of junk. Now, that's not news, critics have said it for years. What was news to me touched on our supposedly spectacular "Sgt. York" Anti-Aircraft Gun. It says that there when the "Sgt. York" proved incapable of hitting airplanes, we test-fired it at hovering helicopters. When it failed to hit hovering helicopters, we test-fired it at stationary targets, and it missed those. Now is this possible, General Keane?



Keane:
There was a problem with the proximity fusing.



Caspar Weinberger:
According to this, one missile locked on to a ventilation fan in the latrine, and destroyed the latrine! Were we test-firing at latrines that day?

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Madame Chairwoman:
Am I to understand you were not in favor of the tests Col. Burton proposed?



Major General Partridge:
Absolutely not.



Madame Chairwoman:
Absolutely not yes or absolutely not no?



Major General Partridge:
Absolutely not absolutely.

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Major General Partridge:
If the army acted on the advice of every Tom, Dick and Harry who had an opinion on these matters, we'd all end up with a bunch of B-52s powered by outboard motors.

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Major General Partridge:
We have had some spectacular successes.



Congressman #1:
Such as?



Major General Partridge:
That's classified information!

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Major General Partridge:
We take atoms and molecules, and by the time we're finished with them, they're everything from combat boots to bombs, the kind of bombs no one from the other side will ever see until the damn thing's plowing down their chimney like Santa Claus from hell!

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