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Grenada / United States Invasion #287156

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 26, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [General John VESSEY - describes unexpected resistance to United States invasion of Grenada.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - praises invaders.] Details of invasion outlined; file films shown. Extent of Cuban defense measures outlined on screen; USSR intelligence said informing Cubans of invasion's progress. [VESSEY, WEINBERGER - claim major Cuban military installation was seized; notes continued Cuban resistance on island.]
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) Whereabouts of coup leader General Hudson Austin said still unknown. Continued skepticism over President Reagan's stated reason for invasion noted; deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' explanation quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) France's condemnation of United States invasion and disbelief of Reagan's reasoning examined; public response in France shown. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's opposition to invasion and Britain's concern over reliability of United States as ally outlined. Italian defense minister Giovanni Spadolini, meeting in DC today with Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, noted announcing Italy's disapproval of invasion. [Grenadian ambassador to Organization of American States Ian JACOBS - considers invasion an international outrage.] [Mexican ambassador to Organization of American States Rafael de la COLINA - (thru translator) agrees.] [Saint George's Medical School chancellor Chas. MODICA - changes stance on advisability of invasion in terms of students' safety.] Demonstration in Senate Bob Packwood's Oregon office detailed, shown; criticism of administration's censorship of invasion news by reporters usually sympathetic to Reagan government noted. ["New York Times" reporter William SAFIRE - is ashamed as a conservative and long-time supporter of Reagan admin.] [WEINBERGER - claims security as rationale.]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Martin, David;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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