CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 18, 1981
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(Studio) Attorney General William French Smith quoted with regard to presence of many enemy agents in United States due to recent restrictions on United States intelligence agencies.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Smith speech to Los Angeles World Affairs Council reported [SMITH - speaks of 6 years of demoralizing treatment of American intelligence community.] Entrance of foreign agents in disguise said noted by Smith. USSR , Cuba roles noted. Weakened FBI and enlarged flow of hostile agents remarked. [SMITH - says FBI now greatly outnumbered. Threat of international terrorism emphasized. Libya cited.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
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