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    INTERVIEWER IS SANDER VANOCUR. HIS NAME IS ROBERT MARASCO WHO NOW CIVILIAN AND WORKS AS?

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    Background: INTERVIEWER IS SANDER VANOCUR. HIS NAME IS ROBERT MARASCO WHO NOW CIVILIAN AND WORKS AS INSURANCE SALESMAN IN NEW JERSEY. HE ONE OF EIGHT SPECIAL FORCES OFFICERS WHO WERE TO BE TRIED FOR THIS KILLING...BUT ARMY DROPPED CASE. M. ANSWERS FIRST QUESTION BY SAYING YES I DID (KILL THE AGENT), DID SO BECAUSE OF ORDER THAT WERE GIVEN THAT HE FELT WERE LEGAL ORDERS SAYS MAN WHO GAVE THEM A CIA OPERATIVE ...ALSO A COLONEL IN US ARMY, SAYS.. QUOTING CIA MAN...ALTHOUGH WE CANNOT OFFICIALLY SANCTION THIS. ELIMINATION IS THE BEST COURSE. I DID IT...WHEN YOU RECEIVE THAT KIND OF OBLIQUE ORDER YOU DO IT...FE
    ALSO THAT THIS WAS CLEARED THROUGH MILITARY CHANNELS...MORE
    ...ASKED WHY HE WHAT HE THOUGH ABOUT THE ATTEMPT (BY THE ARMY) TO PROSECUTE HIM FOR THIS...HE SAYS MILITARY DOESN'T LIKE SPECIAL FORCES OR ANY OF THE OTHER SO-CALLED ELITE UNITS. SECONDLY, THE MILITARY DOESN'T LIKE FACT THAT CIA SOMETIMES GETS INVOLVED IN MILITARY OPERATIONS...AND THIS (PROSECUTION ATTEMPT) WAS OPPORTUNITY TO SEVER ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN CIVILIAN AGENCY AND MILITARY...AND WE WERE VERY OFTEN THE ACTION ARMY OF THE CIVILIAN GROUP ASKED WHY HE DECIDED TO ADMIT HIS PART IN THIS NOW...M. SAYS THAT IF WE SO RIGHTEOUS THAT WE MUST ADMIT ATROCITIES OF WAR AND PUNISH THEIR OWN MEN FOR THEM, THINK THEY HIGHLY MISTAKEN...IF THEY WANT TO DO THAT...WE SHOULDN'T HAVE ANY MORE WARS..IF WE ARE GOING TO SEND MEN INTO THIS KIND OF WAR IN VIETNAM..A COUNTERGUERILLA ACTION, HAVE TO EXPECT CERTAIN THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN THAT WILL BE DISTASTEFUL TO PEOPLE BACK IN U.S.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74SOA7THTR5ZNAED3UNQP4HFA
    Media URN:
    VLVA74SOA7THTR5ZNAED3UNQP4HFA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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