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Nicaragua / United States Operations / El Salvador #76999

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 10, 1982
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(Studio) Govt.'s response to inquiry pertaining to possible covert operations by United States in Nicaragua noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) President Reagan said allegedly authorizing covert CIA operations aimed at Nicaragua's Sandinista government; details outlined on screen, discussed. Ostensible reason for paramil. operations said due to situation in El Salvador.
REPORTER: Carl Bernstein

(DC) [Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - denies United States has ever toppled any government] Briefing of high-level foreign affairs experts noted. [William ROGERS, Sol LINOWITZ, Robert STRAUSS - consider evidence persuasive.] Response of Nicaraguan minister Jaime Wheelock noted include argument involving United States engineering firm Wilbur Smith and Associates; details given. Possibility of United States troops entering El Salvador considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Apparent atmosphere in El Salvador today noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Bernstein, Carl;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank

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