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Panama / United States Attack / Hunt For Noriega #120224

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. from Pentagon that more American troops may be needed. Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) The American attack on General Manuel Noriega's headquarters in Panama featured; scenes shown from newly released Defense Department footage of invasion. [Joint chiefs of staff Lieutenant General Tom KELLY - describes mopping-up operations and items found in Noriega's headquarters]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) The continuing hunt for Noriega featured; details given of use of classified surveillance facility at Isla Galeta, Panama, and elsewhere to try to track Noriega. [National Security Archive's Jeff RICHELSON - says it will be difficult for Noriega to avoid being caught.] Evidence indicating that Noriega was well prepared for an American assault reviewed.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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