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Falkland Conflict #283919

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 26, 1982
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(Studio) Unconfirmed reports that British troops in Falkland Island have captured strategic targets considered; map shown. Argentine account of conflict mentioned. United Nations Sec. Council noted passing resolution calling for Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar to continue negotiation efforts; details given.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(London, England) Indications Britain is preparing to launch offensive examined. [In Parliament, voice of defense secretary John NOTT - describes troops' readiness for advance.] Current status of British task force noted; sinking of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Coventry and Atlantic Conveyor described. [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - restates commitment to cause.] [Queen ELIZABETH - prays for British victory.] Queen's son, Prince Andrew, noted with task force. Issue of bombing mainland considered.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Beginning of conflict recalled. [Voice of reporter Brian HANRAHAN - narrates film of initial British military activity in region.] [PILOT - describes raid on Port Stanley.] Photos shown. Britain's losses so far estimated.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(London, England) Sinking of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield described; films of survivors shown. [Captain James Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) - describes assault.] Photos shown. Problems posed for British by ships' construction explained. Accident aboard United States Navy ship Belknap in 1975 recalled; photos shown. [Admiral William NEEL - notes decision against aluminum structures. Weaknesses of British task force noted. [Defense magazine spokesperson Anthony PRESTON - recalls Britain's loss of early airborne warning capability.]
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) Report introduced.

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Indications that Argentina is planning major air strike discussed; military attention given Mass conducted by Pope's envoy Archbishop Achille Silvestrini noted. Pontiff said planning visit here next wk. President Leopoldo Galtieri's campaign visit with troops described. Photos of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Ardent, Argentine fighter, unsuccessful bombing of British frigate shown. United States noted ordering non-essential dependents of US personnel to leave cntry.; flight of cultural attache Philip Pillsbury's family cited as example
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Ecuadoran plane reported detained at Kennedy International Airport due to mil. nature of its cargo, believed bound for Argentina; details given.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Blackstone, John;
Dean, Morton;
Fenton, Tom;
Schieffer, Bob

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