August 30th, 2013
07:28 PM ET
9 years ago

1988 Crossfire Classic: Soviet military capabilities

(CNN) - As we count down to the re-launch of Crossfire, our new hosts are looking back at amazing moments from the program’s 23-year history.

Newt Gingrich shows a night in 1988 when figures from the Kennedy and Bush eras debate U.S. defense. Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and about-to-be Vice President Dan Quayle were in the Crossfire discussing the Soviet Union’s military defense capabilities in the final days of the socialist state.

Crossfire returns to CNN on September 16, airing weekdays at 6:30pm ET.


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  1. Winston Smith

    McNamara and Quayle, Two heads to make none. One couldn't see any farther than combat. The other couldn't spell potato.

    August 31, 2013 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  2. Thomas

    And to think former Vice President Dan Quayle's son in Arizona is still pushing the same agenda as his father 25 years latter is truly a barometer on how little some have changed .

    August 31, 2013 07:27 am at 7:27 am |