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US-France Relations / Barbie #292233

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 16, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) United States reported officially apologizing to France for its role in aiding Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie's flight from French prosecution for war atrocities in Lyon, France; background to case recalled. Photos shown. US intelligence officials noted responsible for smuggling Barbie to Bolivia despite knowledge of his war crimes. Findings of Justice Department report, released today, outlined on screen. [Justice spokesperson Allan RYAN, Junior - acknowledges United States responsibility for Barbie's escape; feels United States officers were well-intentioned but misdirected.] Extent of United States Army's relationship with Barbie in post-war Europe detailed.
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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