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Afghanistan / USSR Troop Withdrawal #323847

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 25, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR reported announcing final phase of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR ; Barry Petersen) Mujahedeen guerrillas reported continue to attack food caravans en route to Kabul; details given, scenes shown. [UNICEF WORKER - says people in Kabul will starve when USSR troops leave.] USSR officials quoted with regard to troop withdrawal; President Najibullah mentioned. [Carnegie Endowment spokesperson Selig HARRISON - compares situation to US' role in Vietnam war.] USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev quoted with regard to war.

Rather, Dan

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