CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 03, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan reported announcing completion of United States invasion of Grenada, terming it a "rescue."
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Grenada) Departure of some United States troops here examined; films shown. [SOLDIERS - praise their efforts.] Expelled Libyan diplomats and families noted leaving as well; departure of Cuban and USSR diplomats mentioned. [US SOLDIER - explains car search to USSR ambassador] [Governor general Sir Paul SCOON - thanks invasion commander General Joseph Metcalf III for invasion.] [METCALF - responds.] Scoon's commitment to returning island to normalcy quoted.
REPORTER: Sandy Gilmour
(DC) Reagan's claim of victory in Grenada examined. [REAGAN - considers invasion casualties heroes; responds to comparison of United States invasion of Grenada to Soviet takeover of Afghanistan; denies invasion was invasion, preferring to view it as "rescue mission."] Reagan, himself referring to US military intervention in Grenada last week as invasion, said apparently becoming sensitive to term. [REAGAN - dismisses United Nations General Assembly condemnation of invasion.] President and aides noted perceiving Grenadian invasion and his handling of Lebanon situation as major political coups; details given. New Mideast envoy Don. Rumsfeld announced.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
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