NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 07, 1980
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(Studio) Chief minister of New Hebrides Islands said asking for troops from Britain and France to quell rebellion on island of Espiritu Santo. Reuters News Service report that rebellion is financed by American who wants island to become tax-free business haven. American named as Mike Oliver. Report with regard to mercenary troops in 3rd World countries introduced
REPORTER: Jane Pauley
(No location given) [Uniden. MERCENARY - says he was in Afghanistan to train Afghan rebels.] Pictures shown courtesy of "Soldier of Fortune" magazine. Noted that it is against law in United States to train or fight under a for. flag. [MERCENARY - explains why he fights in foreign wars.] Americans said fighting as mercenaries in Thailand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala and El Salvador. [1977 file tape Richard DELANEY - explains why he trained Rhodesian soldiers.] [Former CIA agent John STOCKWELL - says CIA hired mercenary Americans to work in for, countries.] Stockwell's book "In Search of Enemies: A CIA Story" noted. Training at Cobray Training School for anti-terrorist groups shown. School said run by former mercenaries. [School head Mitch WERBELL - talks about why people fight.] [Professional soldier Mike WILLIAMS - says he has a John Wayne syndrome.] No mercenaries said prosecuted in last 50 years
REPORTER: Rebecca Sobel