CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Commerce Department's discovery of illegal shipments of United States helicopters to N Korea examined; number Hughes helicopters now in North Korea noted. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - considers situation unfortunate.] United States Customs, knowing of illegal shipments since 1983, said doing nothing until Commerce Department discovered diversion; helicopters said arriving in North Korea via West Germany and Soviet ships. Details given [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairperson General John VESSEY - notes such civilian helicopters are also used for military purposes.] United States recalled using choppers during Grenada invasion; potential for North Korean use against South Korea considered. North Korean military buildup near DMZ (demilitarized zone) and recent sinking of North Korean sub with all aboard discussed.
REPORTER: David Martin
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