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Grenada / United States Invasion #527103

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 26, 1983
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(Studio) Grenadian resistance to United States invasion said stronger than American military anticipated; arrival in Charleston, SC, of United States students evacuated from island reported, shown. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's announcement of casualties and prisoners among Cubans on Grenada outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) [WEINBERGER - praises course of invasion; implies Grenadians have right to self-determination.] [Joint Chiefs General John VESSEY - announces evacuation of island's medical school.] Fidel Castro noted announcing end to Cuban resistance; opposite impression of Weinberger mentioned. Current status of invasion considered.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Havana, Cuba) Reaction here to United States invasion examined; films shown. Remarks of students Maria Diaz and Alejandro Laurel quoted. [CASTRO - (thru translator) claims Cubans will fight as long as attacked; feels US takeover of island is mistake.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Technical difficulty acknowledged. USSR condemnation of invasion quoted; question of safety of United States medical students on Grenada recalled. School's chancellor Charles Modica, following State Department briefing, reported reversing his position; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Reynolds, Jack
Duration:
00:05:30

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