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War On Drugs / Military Role / Forest Service vs. Marijuana Growers #115532

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Call by Pentagon for political restraint in Congress efforts to get United States military involved in war on drugs reported [Pentagon SPOKESPERSON - comments.] Efforts by Senators Sam Nunn and John Warner to preempt more ambitious schemes involving military detailed. [WARNER - discusses military role.] Potential role for military in war on drugs examined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Warning to Congress from United States Forest Service about extent of growing of marijuana in national forests reported Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Greenwood) Conflict between marijuana growers and United States Forest Service featured; details given, scenes shown. [Forest Service agent Frank PACKWOOD - demonstrates weapons used by growers.] [Senator Christopher BOND - comments.] Forest Service reported asking Congress to be allowed to pursue suspects outside government lands.

Greenwood, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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