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El Salvador #275686

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 1981
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported threatening to intervene in El Salvador to prevent further Cuban intervention there.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's allegations that Cuba is planning further arms shipments to El Salvador outlined. [HAIG - warns Cuba.] Supporting statistics presented by State Department listed on screen, discussed. [HAIG - threatens Nicaragua.] Admin. said feeling that El Salvador can handle situation with additional United States assistance; Ethiopia and Angola mentioned.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Expansion of United States military role in El Salvador discussed; arrival today of United States Navy personnel noted. Joint Chiefs of Staff reported approving dispatch of further United States forces; details given.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Sawyer, Diane

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