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Afghanistan #261838

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 29, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's use of hotline to speak to Moscow leader Leonid Brezhnev with regard to USSR involvement in Afghanistan.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(DC) Carter administration charges that USSR has invaded Afghanistan noted. Capital city of Kabul named. Details of Soviet invasion given. Carter described as hinting at possible United States aid to Muslim guerrillas fighting Soviet troops. Carter's belief that United States Senate should pass Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II cited.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Rebel fighting said continuing in outlying areas of Afghanistan but capital of Kabul reported under control of USSR troops.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(DC) Description of USSR occupation of Kabul given. All United States embassy personnel reported safe.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

Bradley, Ed;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Sawyer, Diane

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