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Central America / Reagan Policy #291876

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 28, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) House passage of temporary amendment halting United States aid to covert operations against Nicaragua and political implications for President Reagan examined; final vote outlined on screen. [Representatives Henry HYDE, Edward BOLAND - debate issue; recall experience of Vietnam war.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Disunity within CIA over plans to expand agency's covert paramil. operations against Nicaragua examined; CIA director William Casey's decision for expansion said made over objections of several senior advisers. Details outlined on screen; concern over possibility that expansion will provoke Cuban military response noted.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) United States envoy Richard Stone recalled allegedly informing Salvadoran legislators that United States naval exercises could readily become offensive force; Stone, State Department and 2 Salvadoran legislators said denying report Legislators in question noted originally rpting. Stone's comment. For. mins. of 9 Central America ntns., include Contadora Group, reported meeting in Panama to discuss peace initiative for region; passage of USSR cargo ship through canal discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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