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US-Nicaragua Relations / Invasion Alert #534397

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 12, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Managua, Nicaragua) Govt.'s mobilization of army out of fear of imminent US invasion examined; films shown. Public's response noted. [WOMAN - is tired of preparing for invasions.] Soldier Elena Navaretti quoted.
REPORTER: Mike Boettcher

(Studio) United States official's acknowledgment of Nicaraguan military superiority over US-backed anti-government guerrillas due to new Soviet weapons quoted.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Nicaraguan Border) Status of guerrilla efforts examined; films shown. [Defector "CHRISTIAN" - (thru translator) explains rejecting Sandinista rule.] Other defectors' rationale outlined; CIA's recent official cutoff of funds and impact on guerrillas' effort to survive discussed. [Rebel leader Adolfo CALERO - warns of escalation in war if combat helicopters are used against guerrilla troops.]
REPORTER: Fred Francis

Boettcher, Mike;
Francis, Fred;
Utley, Garrick

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