CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 11, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Growing criticism of President Reagan's covert arms deals with Iran and more significantly the apparent power of small group of mil. advisers in executing his foreign policy outside normal system of checks and balances examined; details given, scenes shown. Disinformation campaign against Libya's Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi and revelations of administration's Contra arms supply operations after United States plane downed in Nicaragua cited as other exs. [Senators Barry GOLDWATER, Sam NUNN - consider trading arms for hostages maj. mistake.] National security cncl.'s recent over-powering of Secys. of State and Defense on Iran arms issue and role of NSC staff member lieutenant Colonel Oliver North in carrying out covert schemes noted. [NORTH - defs. secrecy.] [Former NSC deputy David AARON - thinks NSC is abusing its privilege; explains.]
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