March For Peace – Marching To War – June 12, 1982
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And while the demonstrations were going on, fighting was continuing in the Falkland Islands dispute between Great Britain and Argentina. British troops staged an assault on Port Stanley and the war of words, charges and counter-charges went along with the casualty estimates.
The Middle East was also knee-deep in strife, but had finally passed the 24 hour mark with no signs of upsetting the ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon. Not so with PLO guerrillas, who were staging gun battles with Israeli troops south of Beirut. Israel announced, during the broadcast, that it would observe a ceasefire with the PLO, but that any violations on the parts of the PLO would render the ceasefire null and void and it would go back to business as usual.
And that’s just a little bit of business-as-usual for this June 12th in 1982 as presented by CBS Radio and ABC Radio Newscasts.