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Central America / Reagan Policy #292324

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 02, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan and aides said trying to ease congress concerns over US policy in Central America.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reagan and Secretary of State George Shultz noted briefing Republican congress leaders today on issue. [Senator Howard BAKER - claims United States military presence is effort to establish peace in region.] Representative Robert Michel mentioned, shown. Shultz's later meeting with United States envoy Richard Stone, recently returned from mtgs. with Nicaraguan leaders and Salvadoran guerrilla representatives, discussed. [Pentagon spokesperson Henry CATTO - evades specifics on issue of future United States military activity in Central America.] Admin.'s representatives' portrayal of joint US-Honduran military exercises, known as "Big Pine II," outlined on screen, discussed; Pentagon's rationalization for current United States military activity detailed.
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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