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Nicaragua / United States Aid, Commentary #94367

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 19, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Secretary of State George Shultz's Capitol Hill appearance to promote President Reagan's request for new funding of anti-Nicaraguan guerrillas featured; films shown. [SHULTZ - claims United States has moral duty to support rebels.] Admin.'s support for further CIA funding in support of efforts to overthrow Nicaraguan government discussed; change in government's rationale for funding reviewed. [Representatives Michael BARNES, Gerry STUDDS - note guerrilla funds are covert because they're illegal; hope Congress rejects administration's request.]
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Commentary concerns United States effort to overthrow Nicaraguan government; US support of anti-USSR guerrillas in Afghanistan mentioned. Issue of international law affecting situation discussed.
REPORTER: George Will, Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Will, George

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