Search the Archive

US-USSR Relations / Embassy Espionage #315505

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 03, 1987
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill McLaughlin) President panels said informing President Reagan 2 years ago of major security risk at United States embassy in Moscow; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - defs. his response.] [Representative Les ASPIN - claims more Marines have been implicated in fraternization violation.] [Representative Dan MICA - considers situation a national disaster.] Extent of security breach at embassy due to alleged Soviet spying with aid of some Marines noted; impact on Secretary of State George Shultz's upcoming Moscow arms negotiations cited. [Representative Olympia SNOWE - criticizes Shultz's necessary negotiating conditions.] [MICA - comments.] [Assistant secretary state Robert LAMB - notes State Department, as well as Marines, is responsible for security breach.] [General Carl MUNDY, Junior - comments.] Widening scope of investigation explained.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) USSR 's history of bugging United States embassy reviewed, demonstrated; scenes shown. Such incidents said basis of defense argument for accused Soviet spies Marine sergeant Clayton Lonetree and Corporal Arnold Bracy. [Defense attorney Michael STUHFF -claims State Department failed to respond to Bracy's numerous reports of security breaches.] Former ambassador Arthur Hartman's refusal to eliminate Soviet workers from embassy compound recalled, quoted on screen; method by which Soviet workers have wired new United States embassy under construction in Moscow described. [Former deputy national security adviser David AARON - explains USSR 's intelligence advantage with its embassy site here.]

Martin, David;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.