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Central America / Ocean Venture #296703

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(PR) Contd. United States war games in Caribbean basin, Ocean Venture, examined; films shown. [Admiral Ralph HEDGES - explains official justification for maneuvers.] Presence of USSR naval craft conducting exercises with Cuba in region described. Previous Ocean Venture exercises recalled interpreted as preparations for United States invasion of Grenada; implications for Nicaragua of current maneuvers considered. [Admiral Wesley McDONALD - denies relationship between current war games and future plans.] Planned increase in United States military presence in region described; current construction of facilities for United States forces in Honduras cited as example [McDONALD - would like United States bases in region.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:10

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