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Carter Toughness Program / Afghanistan #262252

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's actions against Afghanistan, in wake of recent murder of United States ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) President Carter's reduction in economic aid and halt to military training program, mainly due to events surrounding Dubs' murder, noted. Cables sent to United States from embassy in Kabul with regard to shoot-out in which Dubs was killed and alleged Soviet involvement in it detailed. USSR ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin's denial of Soviet decision-making role in incident stated.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) President Carter's attempt, with aid from staff, to project stronger image noted. Carter's address at State Department reported [CARTER - comments on American's vital ints.] President's demonstration of toughness with cutback in aid to Afghanistan stated. Press Secretary Jody Powell's response reported re: question with regard to reports that Environmental Protection Agency officials consider resigning in protest over White House weakening of anti-pollution drive in favor of fighting inflation.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Stahl, Lesley

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