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Grenada Invasion Anniversary #87447

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 1984
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(Studio) Today noted first anniversary of United States invasion of Grenada; details of takeover recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Grenada) Post-invasion Grenada's political, economy and soc. atmosphere examined; films shown. Evacuation of American students of Saint Georges Med. School recalled official United States justification for invasions; number Americans currently enrolled mentioned. [American toy maker Bill INGLES - describes his working relationship with White House] Ingles, at request of Reagan administration, said only American manufacturer opening plant in Grenada. Possible problems presented US should former Prime Min. Sir Eric Gairy be elected in December explained. [GAIRY - notes his popularity.] Reagan administration mentioned backing moderate cand. Herbert Blaize. [PRIEST - notes the decision is Grenada's on December 3.]
REPORTER: Mark Potter

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Controversy over actual death toll in United States invasion and success or failure of Army's secret Delta Force mission prior to invasion examined; issues at stake explained. [Courtesy "Nightline", former intelligence ofr. Dr. Richard GABRIEL - believes Delta Force was given mission for which it wasn't trained, jeopardizing Rangers' success; explains.] Army's defense of Delta Force and claim that Captain Keith Lucas was only casualty noted. Delta Force's criticism of intelligence community's alleged failure to provide adequate information on Cuban troop strength outlined; CIA acknowledgement of poor timing in agent's departure from Grenada mentioned.
REPORTER: Dennis Troute

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark;
Troute, Dennis

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