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Person of The Week (Oliver North) #99965

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 14, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) National security council staff member Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North profiled; his role in United States response to Achille Lauro hijacking, plans to kidnap terrorist Abu Abbas, release of hostage David Jacobsen, Contra operations, US-Iran arms, search for bombers of Marine headquarters in Lebanon, mining of Nicaraguan ports, invasion of Grenada deals reviewed. [June, NORTH - jokes about Abbas.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - opposes North running for. policy for US.] [June, NORTH - attacks Congress critics of covert operations.] [November 7, chief of staff Don. REGAN - defs. US-Iran arms deals.] [President REAGAN - comments on Robert McFarlane's resignation as national sec. adviser.] North's relationship with McFarlane described. [McFARLANE - praises North.] [Voice of NORTH - comments on Achille Lauro hijacking and Leon Klinghoffer's murder.] [Columnist Charles KRAUTHAMMER - questions types of NSC's covert operations.] [NORTH - calls for actions rather than rhetoric.]

Jennings, Peter

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