NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 10, 1980
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REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) President Carter recalled ordering United States boycott of Olympics, imposition of grain embargo and halt to sales of high technology to USSR following its invasion of Afghanistan. [Jan, 1980, President CARTER - announces orders.] Mtg. of USSR agents posing as trading representatives of Soviet co. Amtorg and representatives of United States cost specializing in high technology following President's announcement discussed; discovery of illegal shipments by customs agents detailed Films shown. [Customs spokesperson Kenneth ENGLEBEE - describes smuggling procedures.] Difference in government response to smuggling of technological'equipment and drug smuggling noted. [Former Commerce Department representative Lawrence BRADY - comments.] [Commerce Secretary Philip KLUTZNICK - defs. department] Pentagon criticism of Commerce Department noted; portions of Defense Department memo. with regard to situation quoted on screen.
REPORTER: Brian Ross
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