The Pentagon has tried to push through Congress a bill that would, in effect, seriously undermine warranty requirements on military equipment purchases. The original landmark legislation requiring warranties was passed by Congress just last year.
A special two-part investigation of the Pentagon's attempt to cover up serious mechanical problems with the controversial Pershing II missile. The story revealed the Air Force had rushed deployment of the missile because of the political climate in Western Europe, despite evidence the weapon's guidance system may not function properly.
A follow-up article to a 6-6-84 Guardian article on the national business lobby fighting against VDT legislation in California. An update on the defeat of the California VDT safety legislation at the hands of influential lobbyists who effectively swayed the votes of key state legislators.