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Central America / US, Argentina, Honduras #522468

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 18, 1982
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(Studio) Fire fight at border of Honduras and Nicaragua between government troops and guerrillas reported Casualties given. Honduras situation explained in re: Nicaragua, El Salvador and US. Upcoming report introduced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Honduras) Honduran capital said rumored to become headquarters for secret war of infiltration and sabotage in Nicaragua. 95 United States military personnel noted sent to Honduras as advisers. Sabotage raids into Nicaragua said predicted. Presence of Argentine military advisers also noted. Weapons said being secured for force being trained. State of siege in Nicaragua blamed on this force. [US Army adviser Captain Richard GORSON explains strategy behind high-altitude parachute jumps.] Some said charging Honduras about to become involved in Central American struggle.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Studio) Argentine embassy in Washington, DC said denying Argentine personnel involved in training for covert action in Honduras. American officials reported saying US not seeking to get sophisticated weapons for the force, but having no comment on covert activity.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Ross, Brian

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