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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Ongoing feud between Secretary of State George Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger reported illustrated today by Weinberger's public statement on use of US mil. force as diplomacy tool. [WEINBERGER - thinks commitment of combat forces should be last resort.] His criteria for deploying combat troops listed on screen, explained; Marines' role in Beirut cited as example [WEINBERGER - cites need for caution before committing United States combat forces overseas; claims President Reagan won't allow United States troops to be drawn into combat role in Central America or elsewhere.]
REPORTER: David Martin
- Martin, David;
- Rather, Dan
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