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(Studio) Reagan administration reported announcing increase in United States military presence in El Salvador; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Admin.'s defense of increased military personnel due to medical roles outlined; Defense Department photos shown. [REAGAN - denies this escalates US mil. involvement; comments on leftist threats to kill United States military advisers in El Salvador.] Secretary of State George Shultz reported announcing appointed of Thomas Pickering as new ambassador to El Salvador, replacing Deane Hinton; Langhorne Motley said assuming post as assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, replacing Thomas Enders. [ENDERS - explains reasons he was fired.] [REAGAN - denies refusing to negotiate.] Senior State Department officials' reaction to administration's stance on region outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
- Plante, Bill;
- Schieffer, Bob
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