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Panama / Herrera / The Resistance / Panama Canal #120202

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 21, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Exiled Panamanian colonel, Eduardo Herrera, reported returning to Panama with United States help and may be American choice for new commander of the army.

(NYC: Beth Nissen) Panamanian resistance to American military forces featured. [Center for Defense Info.'s Admiral Eugene CARROLL - says the PDF no longer exists as a fighting force.] [Joint chiefs of staff Lieutenant General Tom KELLY - says PDF members took off uniforms; says "Dignity Battalions" are waiting to see how this turns out.] Nature of support for General Manuel Noriega examined; various current and file scenes shown from Panama.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Extent of knowledge about civilian casualties in Panama noted. Reopening of Panama Canal, which had never been closed except for natural disaster, reported

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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