ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 08, 1985
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REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Controversy over lack of punishment for Vice Admiral Joseph Metcalf for admittedly trying to illegally smuggle USSR rifles into United States from Grenada and severe penalties imposed on lesser ranked personnel for same offense examined; background to case reviewed. Penalties exacted against Army Captain John Dorsz and others listed on screen. ["Common Cause" magazine pres. Fred WERTHEIMER - claims Metcalf was responsible for halting investigation against himself.] Possible actions available to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger stemming from Pentagon investigation of disparity in penalties considered.
REPORTER: Dean Reynolds
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