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Nicaragua-Honduras / Sandinista Offensive #561192

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 16, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported planning to send United States military forces to Honduras as symbol of support for that government due to Sandinista invasion. Report introduced.

(DC: Fred Francis) [REAGAN - comments on plan.] Pentagon sources quoted with regard to plan to transport elements of airborne division to Honduras. Secretary of State George Shultz, national security advisor Colin Powell and White House chief of staff Howard Baker shown arriving on Capitol Hill to seek support for plan. [BAKER - comments on Sandinista offensive.] [Representative Jim WRIGHT - says Honduran President Jose Azcona Hoyo has made no request for military assistance.] Sources quoted with regard to plan. Last year's assistance to Honduras during Sandinista incursion recalled. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says Sandinista attempting to destroy resistance supply stores in area.] Intelligence sources quoted with regard to offensive; geographic depiction of fighting illustration Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega Saavedra reported denying troops fighting and warning people United States planning to invade Nicaragua. White House officials quoted re: whether or not Reagan sending troops into Honduras.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw, DC: Fred Francis) Wright noted troubled by situation and possibility of troops becoming engaged in fighting with Sandinistas. Wright quoted. Azcona mentioned desiring to settle matter diplomatically.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [In DC, Senator Christopher DODD - says hopes President Reagan will use caution in situation that has been blown out of proportion; comments on Ortega's role in ruining peace prospects with Contras.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred
Duration:
00:05:30

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