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Grenada / United States Invasion #527115

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 27, 1983
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(Studio) Current status of United States invasion of Grenada described; General Hudson Austin, leader of recent Grenadian coup, said allegedly holding hostages on island.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Censored Defense Department films of invasion's aftermath shown; Cuban arms cache noted. Austin's alleged demands mentioned. Student photographs shown; Pentagon censorship of information on situation noted.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Fort Bragg, North Carolina) Wounded invaders noted returned here for treatment; films shown. [Lieutenant Michael MENU, sergeant Gerald BANNON - describe invasion, resistance; claims invasion was necessary.]
REPORTER: David Hazinski

(Studio) Army reinforcements reported en route to Grenada; details given, films shown. Apparent breakdown in United States intelligence prior to invasion noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) United States intelligence failure examined; erroneous CIA assessment of Cuban presence on Grenada outlined on screen, discussed. [National Sec. Adviser Robert McFARLANE - uses lack of intelligence as argument for denying intelligence failure.] Slain Grenadian Prime Min. Maurice Bishop said allegedly alarming USSR during his June visit to Washington, DC by meeting with then-ntl. security adviser William Clark and deputy Secretary of State Ken. Dam; USSR amb. to Grenada, a high ranking intelligence ofr., Gennadi Sazhenev, believed to have organized arrest and murder of Bishop as result. Admin.'s continue efforts to turn intelligence failure into policy coup noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Issue of Grenadian security following withdrawal of United States troops considered; Great Britain reported willing to join Commonwealth police force on island.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Barbados) Barbados' role as staging point for United States invasion of Grenada examined; films shown. [Caribbean police force MBR. - comments on being stationed in Grenada.] [Barbadian Prime Min. John M.G. ADAMS - claims Saint Lucian Prime Min. John Compton put invasion in motion.] Adams said also acknowledging that 1st suggestion of intervention came several days ago from unnamed United States official; details given.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Brokaw, Tom;
Hazinski, David;
Kalb, Marvin;
Reynolds, Jack;
Valeriani, Richard

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