ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.
(DC: John Martin) "Izvestia" and Tass said reporting defection to Moscow of former CIA agent Edward Lee Howard; details given, scenes shown. Background to Howard's fugitive status with FBI reviewed. One-time KGB defector Vitaly Yurchenko thought revealing Howard's activities to US; Yurchenko recalled also reportedly identification National Sec. Agency employee Ronald Pelton. No. United States embassy personnel expelled from USSR since Howard began spying for KGB, as well as disappearance of Soviet expert, noted. [Former deputy CIA director George CARVER - holds all agencies involved culpable.]
(DC: Dennis Troute) President For. Intelligence Advisory Bd. reported critical of CIA &FBI for their bungling of Howard case. FBI director William Webster and CIA director William Casey said issuing written reprimands to agents involved; CIA's change in policy as result outlined on screen, discussed.
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