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El Salvador / United States Involvement #291488

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 11, 1983
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(Studio) Parallels between United States military intervention in El Salvador and that in Vietnam noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) United States military's defense of involvement in El Salvador examined. [Colonel John WAGHELSTEIN - denies war orientation in region; stresses soc. and economy factors.] General Edward Meyer's response quoted on screen; "On Strategy: A Critical Analysis" of the Vietnam War by Harry G. Summers, Junior noted revered by military brass. Book's condemnation of military for failure in Vietnam noted. [SUMMERS - notes Vietnam war taught military its limitations.] Commonly held myths about United States military in Vietnam debunked by Summers outlined on screen, discussed; Vietnam's impact on United States military's attitude in Central America explained. [SUMMERS - believes there are limitations on United States role.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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