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Panama / United States Response #326895

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush reported sending brigade to augment United States military personnel in Panama; details recalled of Manuel Noriega's election fraud and resulting unrest. Report introduced.

(DC: Wyatt Andrews) Bush's orders outlined on screen; details given, scenes shown. [BUSH - says he'll protect American citizens in Panama.] Bush noted requesting support of OAS. [BUSH - says he won't drop drug indictments against Noriega.] Bush noted informing Congress leaders of his plans prior to announcing them. [Senators George MITCHELL, Robert DOLE - support Bush.] [Representative Duncan HUNTER - wants stronger actions taken against Noriega.] [Senator John McCAIN - comments on Noriega.] Bush noted needing other Latin American countries to pressure Noriega.

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Wyatt Andrews) Bush's stance on recognizing opposition cand. Guillermo Endara as winner discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Pentagon's sending of reinforcements to Panama discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Defense Secretary Dick CHENEY - comments on operation.] [Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD - says Americans will be protected; comments on role of USS America.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: David Martin) Defense Department noted asserting that if Americans are harmed, military personnel will respond.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Noriega opponent Guillermo Ford reported arrested at opposition demonstration; details given, scenes shown of Noriega's dignity battalions attacking protesters. [FORD - comments on situation; comments on condition of Endara after he was beaten.] [Ambassador Arthur DAVIS - says dignity troops are really soldiers in civilian dress.] Media reported announcing that elecs. have been nullified. [FORD - says Endara is pres.-elect.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Yesterday's attack upon opposition leaders by Noriega's thugs reported impetus behind Bush's orders; scenes shown of attack. [Opposition vice presidential candidate Ricardo ARIAS CALDERON - describes attack.] [FORD - comments on assault.]

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan;
Martin, David;
Vasquez, Juan
Duration:
00:10:20

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