NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 08, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer
(DC) Issue of Reagan administration's contingency plans for use of combat troops in Central America examined. [Courtesy This_Wk., Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - denies existence of such plans.] [US ambassador for public diplomacy Otto REICH - claims contingency plans for use of United States combat troops in Central America do exist.] Role of Honduras as potential staging area for United States forces described. [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - is concerned at implication that Reagan administration is seriously considering deploying combat troops in Central America.] Factors possibly determining use of American force in region listed.
REPORTER: Fred Francis