CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 28, 1983
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(Studio) Current number of United States troops on Grenada following recent invasion and probability that United States forces will remain longer than originally suggested reported; details given. Current United States death toll from invasion outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Defense Department version of Grenadian invasion examined; censored government films shown. [Admiral Wesley McDONALD - notes resistance conts.] Current status of battle for island detailed, illustrated on map; possible implications of presence in USSR embassy of several ntls. other than Soviets considered. [Pentagon spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - notes United States was unaware of E. European ntls.' presence; cites implications of their possible role in Grenada.] [McDONALD - claims Cubans lead resistance to invasion.] CIA director William Casey's briefing of Senate Intelligence Committee outlined. [McDONALD - describes intelligence coup for United States from invasion; acknowledges concern over resistance fighters escaping to hills.] Possibility of permanent United States military base on Grenada considered.
REPORTER: David Martin
(Studio) USSR reported accusing United States of firing on its Grenadian embassy; details given. Senator reported invoking War Powers Act in response to Grenada invasion.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) White House-orchestrated demonstration in support of President Reagan shown; response of callers to White House to President `s speech last night regarding Lebanon and Grenada outlined on screen. CBS News-New York Times poll, conducted both before and after speech, outlined on screen, discussed. [Last night, REAGAN - claims Grenada was USSR -Cuban colony; refers to Iranian hostage incident.] Public's perception of who actually makes policy decisions in Reagan administration discussed. [Senator Joseph BIDEN - supports invasion of Grenada.] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - disagrees.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl Artist: Don Juhlin
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