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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported asserting Persian Gulf policy still intact even though three United States ships returning from Gulf. Report introduced.
(Santa Barbara, California: Terence Smith) Pentagon reported announcing United States Naval reductions in Persian Gulf. USS Iowa and escorts shown leaving Gulf. Carrier Okinawa and helicopters reported leaving Gulf by end of month [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says United States policy in Gulf remains same.] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted from California ranch where President Reagan vacationing. Pentagon officials reported going to Iraq to discuss radar-detecting Iraqi missile being fired near United States destroyer; scenes shown. Stark incident recalled. [Defense Department spokesperson Dan HOWARD - comments on incident.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - criticizes Persian Gulf policy.] Admin. officials quoted.
- Rather, Dan;
- Smith, Terence
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