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Operation Exodus #291494

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 11, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) United States program to halt illegal flow of high technology to USSR , Operation Exodus, examined; efforts of customs officers Dennis Benjamin and Terry Donovan in Newark, New Jersey, cited as example No. arrests and seizures of illegal shipments since program's inception listed on screen. [Defense Department spokesperson Stephen BRYAN - describes program's successes.] [International Trade subcommittee chairperson Representative Don BONKER - criticizes program as being paramilitary operation directed against United States mfrs.] [Bison Instruments pres. Bart HAZELTON - describes program's economy impact on his firm; notes government's inexplicable halt to longstanding shipments of geologic equipment to Iceland and China (PR).] Focus of criticism of Operation Exodus outlined. [HAZELTON - considers problem stemming from bureaucracy.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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