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Drug War / Government Program #296914

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 13, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Drug Enforcement Admin. director Francis (Bud) Mullen's criticism of Reagan admin.'s National Narcotic Border Interdiction System (NNBIS) program against drug smugglers examined; details outlined on screen of Mullen's memo last spring to Attorney General William French Smith, revealed today by "New York Times." [Representative Glenn ENGLISH - agrees with criticism of NNBIS; faults Vice President George Bush's lack of direction.] Bush spokesperson's response quoted on screen. White House announcement of NNBIS program recalled taking Justice Department by surprise. [March 1983, Edwin MEESE - expresses ignorance of program's details.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Braver, Rita;
Dean, Morton

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