NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 15, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Nicaraguan president Dan. Ortega Saavedra reported announcing Sandinista offensive against Contras in Nicaragua and Honduras. Nicaraguan officials reported calling mission decisive. President Reagan noted attempting to attain more aid to Contras. Report introduced.
(DC: Fred Francis) Admin. sources quoted with regard to Sandinista offensive; attack illustration and detailed. Contras reported retreating from all fronts. CIA's air drops to Contras noted being stopped. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - comments on situation.] Ortega reported confirming offensive underway. Democrat Senators noted skeptical with regard to offensive. Contra leader Adolfo Calero quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; DC: Fred Francis) Ortega's motives behind offensive discussed.
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