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(Studio) One-time go-between officer between Pentagon and CIA says former CIA dir. Richard Helms knew of CIA plan in 1960 to assassinate Cuban Premier Fidel Castro.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [Fletcher PROUTY - says United States plane flew from Eglin AFB, Florida, to point outside Havana; purpose of mission to deliver assassins to country to kill Castro. Details of assassination plans outlined.] Prouty says 2 would-be assassins captured; more assassination attempts tried after Bay of Pigs. Prouty's connection at CIA was director of plans headed in 1960 by Richard Bissell. [PROUTY - says Helms replaced Bissell as director of plans in `62. Knows Helms' denial of CIA involvement in foreign assassinations just play on words.] Helms unavailable for comment.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
- Rather, Dan;
- Schorr, Daniel
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