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Nicaragua / United States Intervention #101704

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 03, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) No. times Congress has refused President Reagan military aid for anti-government Nicaraguan guerrillas recalled.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President's continued lobbying for rebel aid featured; scenes shown. [REAGAN - equates Congress defeat of aid proposal with communist takeover of Nicaragua.] Admin.'s argument outlined on screen. [REAGAN - blames Congress should guerrillas fail.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - claims power and diplomacy go hand in hand.] [Representative Dave McCURDY - doesn't exclude use of military; explains.] [Senator James SASSER - agrees.]

(Managua, Nicaragua: Peter Collins) Mil. analysts' perception of Sandinista government's status against guerrillas outlined, discussed; scenes shown. Strengths &weaknesses of each side considered; role of United States military advisers in Vietnam and recommendation for same here cited.

Collins, Peter;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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