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Nicaragua / Contra Aid #310843

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moultrie, Georgia: David Martin) Sources of Nicaraguan contra's military aid from United States despite illegality of such support until recently examined; details given, scenes shown. General Richard Secord's (ret.) role in purchase of planes from Georgia's Maule Air for shipment to contra bases in Honduras detailed. [Maule pilot Dan SPADER - notes Secord's reticence on purchases.] Threatening telephone call to Maule Air following Spader interview described; role of such planes in contra war against Nicaragua explained. [SPADER - comments.] Contra sources said claiming money for Maule planes originally came from Saudi Arabia through Swiss company; Reagan administration sources noted confirming Saudi Arabia's financing of some programs Congress has refused to fund. Secord recalled Pentagon's liaison for AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia, working with Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, staff member of National Sec. Council; details given.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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