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Grenada Invasion / Follow-Up #294187

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 1984
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(Studio) October 25, 1983, United States invasion of Grenada and President Reagan's rationale recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Grenada) Post-invasion Grenada, include continued United States military presence, examined; films shown. Pol. implications for American allies in Caribbean basin explained. [MAN - feels invasion sent warning that United States wanted to permanently destroy concept of revolution.] [US embassy spokesperson Roy HAVER-KAMP - thinks world takes US more seriously now.] [August 23, REAGAN - claims American combat troops have left Grenada, that United States students are safe there due to US-given freedom.] Official roles of various United States military programs described. [GRENADIAN - shouts "Yankee go home."] [PEOPLE - disagree.] [Police chief Mervyn HOLDER - cites his contd. need for United States troops.] Ingel Toy Company mentioned relocating factory here; Arnold Palmer said wanting to build golf course. Upcoming election between Reagan admin.-backed Herbert Blaize and Eric Gairy discussed; reaction against Gairy's former government recalled precipitating 1979 socialist coup. [GAIRY - denies US will choose Grenada's government] [Hotel manager Dorothy GITTENS - explains courting elite tourists.]

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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