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Nicaragua #290779

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 08, 1983
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(Studio) Congress concern over United States aid to guerrillas for overthrow of Nicaraguan government recalled.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) "Washington Post's" account of increasing size of CIA-backed army in Nicaragua noted; file films shown. Admin.'s original claim of US-backed guerrilla strength recalled. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - believes administration's version of events differs from reality.] Leahy's political concerns for United States intervention outlined. [LEAHY - notes potential for US.] House Intelligence Committee and Senate Intelligence Committee recalled differing over funding of anti-government guerrillas; details given.
REPORTER: Jayne Miller

Dean, Morton;
Miller, Jayne

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