CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 08, 1984
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REPORTER: Bill Kurtis
(DC) Direct United States involvement in armed conflict against Nicaragua said more apparent with United States officials' confirmation of CIA's mining operations in Nicaraguan ports of Corinto and Puerto Sandino; extent of CIA-directed program outlined. Britain and France mentioned protesting due to foreign vessels suffering damage as result of United States mines. [Senator Daniel MOYNIHAN - feels widening of conflict by United States against its allies has to be stopped.] Broadening of United States role in building and operating combat bases in Honduras detailed. [Courtesy "This Wk.", Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - defs. United States military involvement.] [MOYNIHAN - accuses Reagan administration of planning, on contingency basis, United States involvement; believes Congress will defeat idea.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne
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