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US-USSR Relations / Marines / Embassy Sec. #113784

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 10, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced with regard to forcing out of Marine Corps of sergeant Vincent Downs, who had post at United States embassy in Moscow, due to charges of fraternization and perjury.

(DC: Bill Greenwood) Investigation into spy case involving United States Marines at embassy in Moscow, USSR , reported; conviction of Clayton Lonetree recalled. [On February 2, Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says what people were led to believe Navy investigation showed was mostly wrong.] State Department reported saying secret areas of embassy not penetrated by those establishing connections with Lonetree. Charges against Marines Robert Stufflebeam and Arnold Bracy recalled. [On June 12, 1987, BRACY - describes being pressured into signing statement] Results of General Accounting Office interim report on Navy investigation outlined on screen. [Navy security and investigative command spokesperson Admiral J.E. GORDON - defends Navy investigative service.] House investigation reported raising question of seriousness of Marine spy scandal.

Greenwood, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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