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Special Assignment (Afghanistan / USSR View) Part III #88393

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 28, 1984
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(Studio) Item introduced United States said blamed by USSR for involvement in situation.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Afghanistan) Kabul scenes of military control shown. USSR control of Kabul and other cities said uneasy. [Mujahedeen political officer Mohammad is HAQ - says USSR has not won very much.] January 1980 scenes of USSR invasion shown. Change of USSR approach to Afghanistan action noted. USSR said claiming action is to rescue government from anti-government forces. Popular sentiment, said by USSR , to favor action. [French television journalist Jacques ABOUCHAR - says prior to invasion, Afghan army non-existent.] ["Christian Science Monitor", Ed GIRADET - discusses Soviet aid tactic.] USSR said to have won permanent presence in Afghanistan. [Rand Corporation Alexander ALEXIEV - speaks of indoctrination of youth by USSR .] [Mbr. Afghanistan Politburo Annahita RATEBZAB - speaks of Soviet aid efforts.] No end to war foreseen soon.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter

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