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CIA / Secret War Against Cuba #253022

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 09, 1977
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(Studio) For 8 years, United States involved in clandestine war with Cuba.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York) Cuban exiles shown; base of operation for their war in Cuba located in Miami. These exiles are former United States soldiers put into service in 1959 for sole purpose of waging secret war against Cuba. CIA tactics used against Cuba revealed. [Former deputy CIA director Ray CLINE - believes 600-700 American staff officers ran operation to secretly overthrow Castro.] Castro says there were 24 assassination attempts. [INTERPRETER for CASTRO - says Senate Intelligence Committee has only part of plans by CIA to overthrow Cuba.] [Former CIA officer Grayston LYNCH - says war very long.] [Head of Cuban war detail, Richard BISSEL - explains authorization standards he used.] Secret war ended in 1967; those involved found other clandestine operations. Bernard Barker, Watergate personality, says 4 Cubans involved in Watergate part of 120-man task force. Ex. of Cuban terrorism recounted. [Anti-Cuban TERRORIST - feels no regret for bombing plane on flight to Cuba last October Every person like Castro should be dealt with in same way.] CIA refuses to say if it keeps in touch with old secret army.
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

(Studio) More on CIA's Cuban connection on "The CIA's Secret Army" tomorrow night at 9 p.m. EST.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Moyers, Bill

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