CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 18, 1983
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(Studio) Joint US-Honduran military exercise, Big Pine II, noted aggravating Nicaragua's fear of United States invasion similar to that recently in Grenada.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Puerto Castilla, Honduras) Big Pine II maneuvers today examined; films shown. Diplomatic purpose of exercise for US-Nicaragua relations explained. [Pfc. Robert POTTS - believes anyone wanting to go to war is crazy.] Most influential organization in Honduras said asking United States to invade Nicaragua; details given. Big Pine III reported scheduled to begin after Big Pine II ends in March, near Nicaraguan border; indications of planned long-term United States military presence in Honduras noted. Current number United States troops here now mentioned.
REPORTER: Jane Wallace
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