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Pentagon vs. Poindexter #99994

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) For. policy problems plaguing Reagan administration in recent weeks listed.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Apparent escalation of Pentagon movement against national sec. adviser John Poindexter said indicated by Admiral William Crowe's upcoming testimony against President Reagan's Iceland summit proposals; scenes shown. Basis of Crowe's criticism of Poindexter explained, include allegation that Poindexter planted false stories of joint chiefs of staff support for proposals in "Washington Post" and "New York Times". Pentagon said also blaming Poindexter for Libyan disinformation campaign, USSR 's use of Nicholas Daniloff to force Reagan into Iceland meeting and arms-for-hostages affair with Iran.

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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