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US-Nicaragua Relations #302123

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 28, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) White House response to latest Nicaraguan peace initiative examined. [Vice President George BUSH - considers Nicaragua's motives; fears creation of another Libya in region.] Secretary of State George Shultz said willing to meet with President Dan. Ortega tomorrow in Uruguay; amount of covert aid for Nicaraguan guerrillas currently under consideration in Congress mentioned. [Representative Michael BARNES - notes constituents fear Reagan administration policy is counterproductive to United States ints.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) Nicaragua's military capability described; films shown. [Chief of staff Joaquin CUADRA - acknowledges cultural barrier to troops' rapid assimilation of military technology.] Possible factors underlying Nicaragua's suspension of military buildup considered. [CUADRA - notes level of buildup is linked with guerrilla war.] [Pentagon spokesperson Michael BURCH - is skeptical about build-up suspension.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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