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October

25

1983

October 25, 1983



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Diary Entry - 10/25/1983

Tuesday, October 25, 1983

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At 7:30 A.M. without breakfast met with Mrs. P.M. Charles of Dominica who came up here to join me in telling the press. Then a meeting with the cabinet room full of Congressmen. We gave them the briefing with the fact that around 5:30 A.M. our forces had landed on Grenada at 2 points & had both airports secure. Went from there to the press room—told them & presented P.M. Charles who was magnificent. We both then joined the Cabinet & told them. We are taking some casualtys but the operation is successful. Met with Lt. Gen. Ershad, Pres. of the Council of Ministers of Bangladesh. He’s quite a man & is taking that poverty stricken land out of statism & into the world of free enterprise. I liked him & his ministers. An N.S.C. meeting on trade matters with Japan—preparing me for our trip. Japan is still holding stubbornly to trade practices that are unfair. I’ll have to really lean on P.M. Nakasone. Yousuf Karsh brought me his book on his photographs. In the Red Room a meeting with Paul Laxalt, Dick Lugar and Bob Packwood. Bob has evidently regretted his attack on me & wants to start obeying the 11th commandment. I’m all for that.