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Grenada / Invasion Aftermath #287246

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 31, 1983
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(Studio) United States officials recalled denying any civilian casualties during recent invasion of Grenada; United States bombing strike against mental hospital said admitted today.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Navy bombing of Saint George's hospital during efforts to rescue governor general Sir Paul Scoon examined; films shown. Other cases of mistaken identity noted resulting in United States troops being strafed by American planes. [sergeant Al SICUNIS - describes attack.] Cables between Cubans on Grenada and Havana, include 1 from Fidel Castro, outlined on screen, discussed. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - comments on intelligence information gained from invasion.] Coup leaders, include General Hudson Austin, said currently being held on USS Guam.
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) United States casualty toll from invasion so far outlined; official US explanation for detaining Austin noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Grenada) Post-invasion Grenada examined; films shown. Failure of US intelligence regarding number of Cubans actually on island cited. [Lieutenant P. W. OBRYAN - recalls rumors.] Extent of Cuban arms cache discovered and alleged implications considered. [US SOLDIER - claims Grenadians have revealed arms depots.] Apparent reaction of Grenadians to United States invasion described. [Sir Paul SCOON - wants United States to remain as long as necessary.] Continue capture of Peoples Revolutionary Army discussed.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

(Studio) Current status of Cuban prisoners on Grenada reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:06:10

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