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El Salvador #275639

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1981
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(Studio) United States military involvement in Vietnam recalled; concern that similar involvement in El Salvador is possibility discussed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Congress hearing to examine Reagan administration's request for military aid to El Salvador examined. [Ambassador Robert WHITE - notes ability of Salvadorian military at present.] White's dismissal by Secretary of State Alexander Haig recalled. [State Department spokesperson John BUSHNELL - refutes Vietnam syndrome.] [Representative Clarence LONG - responds.] [BUSHNELL and LONG - continue their exchange over Vietnam-like situation being created.] Final decisions on type and degree of aid said not yet made.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) White's further remarks in hearing with regard to extreme right-wing terrorism noted; today's meeting between President Reagan and French foreign minister Jean Francois Poncet said dealing with El Salvador issue. Details given, film shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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