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Covert Operations #315692

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Bruce Morton) Iran/Contra hearings noted illustrating government's history of bungled covert operations; U-2 spy plane, Bay of Pigs, Lyndon Johnson's Vietnam secrets and Richard Nixon's Watergate recalled as example Scenes shown. [April 27, 1961, President John F. KENNEDY - promises candor about his mistakes.] [Walter MONDALE and Senator Patrick LEAHY - debate role of frustration as spawning covert operations versus that of White House perception of incompetence.] Afghanistan mentioned. [Former national security council mbr. David AARON - notes leaks are inevitable with resulting negative consequences for both administration and cntry.; offers guidelines.] [President REAGAN - acknowledges failure in plan's outcome.]

Morton, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob

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