CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 15, 1982
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(Studio) Heavy fighting reported in eastern El Salvador. United States helicopter said crucial in government victory.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(San Salvador, El Salvador) Huey helicopter gunship cited as deciding factor in army victory over guerrillas in San Sebastian battle. Scenes shown. Mil. situation said deteriorating. Usulutan Province fighting last week recalled. Amt. of United States aid to El Salvador in Reagan administration compared with that during Carter administration Sizeable increase in United States aid said wanted by White House CIA reported to have told White House El Salvador war not winnable without United States ground forces.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
(DC) Deepening of United States military involvement in El Salvador said nixed by White House now. White House meeting with regard to Central American reported Scenes shown. Reagan speech in near future anticipated to deal with Central American economy European advice with regard to covert action and destabilization of regime in Nicaragua considered. Latin American ntns. said willing to help, but skeptical of administration's ability to keep information from the press.
REPORTER: Bob Simon
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