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Panama / Noriega / United States Role #115096

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 02, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Option of United States sending special force to Panama to kidnap General Manuel Noriega to bring him back to United States to stand trial on drug chgs. reported; "Los Angeles Times" story on Secretary of State George Shultz's plan to send troops to Panama to spark coup against Noriega reported Opposition to US intervention by Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci and head of Joint Chiefs of Staff William Crowe detailed. [SHULTZ -says Noriega no longer welcome in own cntry.] Admin. position as reported by White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted. Deployment of United States forces to Panama Canal previewed. [American Univ. William LeoGRANDE - discusses reasons for deployment.] [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - says even force may be necessary.] United States hope that military threat may force Noriega's hand reported

(Panama City, Panama: John Qui

Inderfurth, Rick;
Quinones, John;
Serafin, Barry

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