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Grenada Invasion / Aftermath #81393

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 28, 1983
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(Studio) Continue resistance by Grenadians and Cubans to United States invasion of island described; USSR noted claiming its Grenadian embassy was attacked.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Current status of fighting examined; films shown. [Admiral Wesley McDONALD - hadn't anticipated such strong resistance; acknowledges Cubans escaping into mts. will present problem; claims Cubans controlled island in expectation of United States invasion.] No. United States troops currently in Grenada said double that announced by Pentagon; misleading and/or wrong information given by administration officials such as Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and General John West Vessey, Junior, discussed. Defense Department censored films shown.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) United States noted only member opposing United Nations Sec. Council resolution calling for immediate United States withdrawal from Grenada; details given, films shown. USSR allegation that United States planes fired on its Grenadian embassy said not confirmed by White House; other ntls. present in Soviet embassy on island listed. Senator and House reported approving application of War Powers Act to Grenadian invasion, requiring January withdrawal at latest.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) [Senator Joseph BIDEN - supports administration's decision to invade following briefing by CIA director William Casey.] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - disagrees.] War Powers Act amendment proposed by Senator Gary Hart noted approved by Senator; final vote outlined on screen. Senators Howard Baker and Paul Laxalt mentioned voting for amendment as well. [HART - feels President Reagan acted wisely if Americans on island were in danger.]
REPORTER: Brit Hume Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Continue demonstrations in Cuba protesting invasion described, shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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