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Green Berets #289060

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 12, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Green Berets, its past and future, examined in detail; films shown. President John F. Kennedy's support of force recalled. [Brigadier General Joseph C. LUTZ - acknowledges controversy surrounding Green Berets.] Involvement of former Green Berets in foreign mercenary wars, right-wing paramil. orgs. in US recalled; Eugene Tafoya's 1981 role as hit man for Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi cited as example [Institution for Policy Studies spokesperson Dr. Michael KLARE - notes consequences of training people with such skills and then not providing reputable jobs for them.] [LUTZ - believes Special Forces is now of high quality.] [KLARE - discourages peacetime build-up of Green Berets.] Green Berets' role in capturing Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia recalled; their current presence in El Salvador considered. [March 11, 1983, President REAGAN - denies troops will engage in combat.] Wounding of Green Beret in El Salvador recalled. [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace spokesperson Charles MAECHLING, Junior - explains stance on involving Green Berets in Salvadoran conflict.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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