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US-Libyan Confrontation #101593

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 24, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Confrontation between United States and Libya today described.

(DC: Steve Shepard) Sequence of events leading to conflict detailed; scenes, photos shown. United States Navy's military advantage in challenging Muammar el- Kadhafi's territorial claim to Gulf of Sidra explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) White House's apparent policy at this time outlined. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - denies United States intentionally provoked conflict; defs. Navy's retaliation; considers all approaching Libyan forces hostile.] US said warning USSR last week of maneuvers' intention. [Representative Robert MICHEL, Senator John WARNER - defense United States action.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) Libyan version of conflict examined. [Voice of Libyan television ANNOUNCER - (thru translator) claims United States lost several aircraft while violating Sirte airspace.] Mil. and propaganda benefits of United States attack on Sirte outlined on screen. [Journalist Patrick SEALE - thinks United States has fallen into Libyan trap; explains.] Shiite Moslem perception of conflict noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming items.

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Steve

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