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Nicaragua / CIA Manual #293857

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) CIA manual for anti-Nicaraguan guerrillas on tactics of terrorism reported confirmed by Congress Intelligence Committee; document's instructions to terrorist guerrillas quoted on screen, discussed. [Former national security assistant Morton HALPERIN - notes manual promotes assassinations.] [Guerrilla spokesperson Bosco MATAMOROS - claims guerrillas condemn assassination, terrorism, political murder.] CIA recommendations for assassinations said violating President's executive order. [Representative Thomas DOWNEY - opposes his government promoting such tactics.] [Sandinista spokesperson Saul ARANA - feels document is cruel illustration of depth of CIA involvement against Nicaragua.] Current status of war mentioned; chairperson of House Intelligence Committee's reaction to CIA manual noted comparing it to agency's mining of Nicaraguan harbor.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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