NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 16, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Fred Francis) Joint US-Bolivian military effort, Operation Blast Furnace, targeting Bolivian cocaine mfrs. examined; details given, scenes shown. [Vice President George BUSH - hopes program succeeds.] Expected effect of local news leaks cited. [Representative Thomas DOWNEY - praises President Reagan's program.] Bolivian president recalled asking for United States help after American foreign aid funds were stopped; econs. involved in cocaine production for Bolivian Indians mentioned. [Senator John GLENN - questions legality of involving United States military in for. drug operations.]
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