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(Studio) Admin.'s defense of rural pacification program in El Salvador outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) United States aims in El Salvador listed. [Ambassador Deane HINTON - doesn't want another Marxist police state in Central America.] [UN ambassador Jeane KIRKPATRICK - calls for bipartisan solution to situation.] [April 27, 1983, President REAGAN - calls for facing responsibility of shared obligation in region.] [Representative Michael BARNES - claims political coercion in regards to Central America.] [HINTON - believes Congress's delay and cuts to El Salvador have hurt.] General criticism of Congress's role in matter outlined. [HINTON - considers congress intervention debilitating.] Congress's pol. concerns in light of upcoming elecs. noted; apparent longterm impact of Vietnam experience considered.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
- Morton, Bruce;
- Rather, Dan
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