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Grenada / United States Invasion #287204

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 29, 1983
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(Studio) United States troops reported continuing efforts to rout Cuban resistance force on Grenada.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Current status of continuing battle for Grenada, focusing at present on island of Carriacou, examined; censored Defense Department films shown. [Admiral James METCALF III - claims organization opposition has been halted.] [Caribbean sec. commander Colonel Ken BARNES - anticipates United States troops remaining on island for some time.] Pentagon approach to releasing information on Cubans on Grenada noted.
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) Latest United States casualty toll from Grenadian invasion outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Barbados) Issue of actual number of Cubans on Grenada discussed; films shown. [METCALF - notes Cubans are continuing to surrender.] Cuba's challenge to United States claims of number Cubans on island noted. [Cuban ambassador to Barbados Ivan Cesar MARTINEZ - claims 784 Cubans were on Grenada.] Debate over justification of United States invasion said continuing here. [MARTINEZ - feels United States has learned lesson from situation.] [Grenadian journalist Alister HUGHES - regards invasion as rescue operation.] [Jamaican Prime Minister of Education SEAGA - claims Grenadians have opportunity for new life.]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Studio) Robert Byrd reported calling for immediate congress investigation of invasion due to administration's censorship of press and continued criticism over US decision. Senator Howard Baker reported saying investigation good idea.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Fort Bragg, North Carolina) Inability of servicemen's families to find out destination of troops noted; films shown. [Sandra QUICK - saw brother Thomas leaving.] Wives' efforts to determine location of husbands and organization of mutual-support group noted. [WOMEN - note psychological impact of such uncertainty.]
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews

(Studio) "Guardian" reported claiming Commonwealth police officers will eventually replace United States troops on Grenada; details given. Invasion's continuing political impact on government of Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher said illustrated by opposition party's call for boycott of 1984 Olympics as sign of protest.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Schieffer, Bob;
Trotta, Liz
Duration:
00:07:30

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