NBC Evening News for Friday, May 13, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: John Dancy) Limited success of military's role in fighting drugs discussed; details given, scenes shown from United States military operation in Bolivia in 1986. Senator's amendment reported expanding military's responsibilities in drug war so that military could make arrests in international waters without presence of Coast Guard officials. Bill's premises outlined on screen. [Senator Pete WILSON - comments on drugs.] [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - says Pentagon accepted mission.] Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci quoted with regard to military's role in drug war. [Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD - comments on situation.] Pentagon officials noted privately asserting that they are being used for political reasons by Congress
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