ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 12, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Navy's explanation of discrepancy in punishments given Marine and Army personnel versus that for Admiral Joseph Metcalf for attempted smuggling of USSR arms from Grenada reported; background to controversy reviewed. [Navy Secretary John LEHMAN - explains his letter to Congress; denies giving Metcalf preferential treatment; explains.] Pentagon's rationale outlined on screen. [Representative William DICKINSON - claims Metcalf's ignorance of the law was his mistake.] Question of admiral `s ignorance of laws enlisted personnel are expected to know cited.
REPORTER: Dean Reynolds
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