NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 22, 1984
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(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger reported denying reports that casualty count from last year's invasion of Grenada was higher than officially claimed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Questions arising from film of crash of Delta Force helicopter and apparent removal of bodies immediately prior to invasion examined; Delta Force mentioned ultra-secret commando unit. Other films of Hughes helicopters and Army's failure to include these crafts in invasion data shown, discussed. Casualties among Delta and Navy's Seals units said never reported [Mil. analyst professor Richard GABRIEL - describes failure of Delta Force mission.] [Stanley LUCAS - notes Army, informing him of son Captain Keith Lucas' death, acknowledging covering up other casualties; explains.] [WEINBERGER - claims such allegations are lies; praises quality of invasion.] Mil. experts from Israel, West Germany and Pentagon mentioned disagreeing with Weinberger's assessment; details given. [Mil. strategist Edward LUTTWAK - considers invasion poorly planned.]
REPORTER: Fred Francis
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