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North Korea / United States Helicopter Pilot #151881

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 28, 1994
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(State Department: Barrie Dunsmore) Reports out of North Korea that helicopter pilot Bobby Hall was on an espionage mission when his craft was downed detailed; Hall's "confession" quoted. [President CLINTON - reaffirms it was a routine mission.] The likelihood that the Koreans will release Hall and the status of the US-Korean nuclear agreement updated.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Seoul: Mark Litke) Theories as to why North Korea has taken so long in returning the American helicopter pilots reviewed; speculation about the health of leader Kim Jong Il and the role of the military vis-a-vis the political rulers in North Korea outlined. [Seoul National University professor LHO Kyong-Soo, analyst Michael BREEN - comment on North Korean motives.]

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Litke, Mark;
Sawyer, Forrest

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