NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 03, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan noted declaring Grenada invasion successful during announcement of Don. Rumsfeld as new Mideast envoy.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) [REAGAN - dismisses credibility of Nicaraguan government, United Nations General Assembly's condemnation of Grenada invasion; terms invasion a "rescue mission."] President recalled referring to United States military intervention in Grenada as "invasion" when takeover occurred. [REAGAN - would respond similarly elsewhere given same circumstances.] President's apparent perception of political benefits from invasion outlined on screen discussed; aides' dismissal of criticism of government censorship of invasion noted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Grenada) Departure of some United States troops here noted. [Governor general Sir Paul SCOON - explains his immediate concerns for island.] Grenada, severing diplomatic relations with USSR and Libya, reported ordering Cuban ambassador and staff out as well; departure of Libyan diplomats and families today mentioned, shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles GILLESPIE - explains his role on island.] Econ. task faced by Grenada cited.
REPORTER: Dennis Murphy
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