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Dubs Kidnap-Murder In Afghanistan #262084

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 14, 1979
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(Studio) Details given about kidnapping of United States ambassador Adolph Dubs in Kabul, Afghanistan, by anti-Marxist Muslims. Death of Dubs and kidnappers when Afghan police rushed kidnap site noted. State Department reaction to manner of rescue attempt reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Spokesperson Hodding Carter's report that Secretary of State Cyrus Vance personally asked Afghanistan caution in rescue attempt stated. [CARTER - says request, sent early, was never answered. Says there was no advance notice of Afghan intentions to rush room in Hotel Kabul.] United States protest lodged with Afghanistan mentioned. Background on Dubs given; film shown. [State Department Soviet specialist. ambassador Marshall SHULMAN - comments on Dubs' attitude about job in Afghanistan.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Turmoil in Afghanistan said to be due to its strategic location.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Background on US-USSR attempts for influence in Afghanistan since WW II given. Films shown. 1959 visit there by then-President Dwight Eisenhower, 1978 Marxist coup with Soviet support and other items about Muslims' kidnapping of Dubs mentioned. Photos by Raymond Depardon of "Look", magazine shown. Details about Afghan rebels' religious war against Marxists given; situation compared to potential one in Iran. Intelligence reports of China (PR) interest in helping tribes topple Soviet-backed Marxist government in Afghanistan noted.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:04:10

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