Central America won't get GIs, White House says

The White House said President Reagan had no plans to send United States combat troops to Central America. A spokesman was responding to a senior general's reported statement that troops might eventually be required to stem leftist insurgencies in the region.

The White House also declined comment on a New York Times report that two senior administration officials had predicted US-supported rebels had a good chance of overthrowing the Nicaraguan government. The newspaper had quoted unnamed congressmen as saying that CIA Director William Casey and Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Enders had made the prediction in secret testimony to congressional intelligence committees.

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