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US-Libyan Conflict #101595

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 24, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Size of United States fleet off Libyan coast mentioned.

(Rome, Italy: David Ensor) USS Saratoga's role in capturing Achille Lauro hijackers recalled; crew's attitude toward tour of duty in light of Libya's praise of both Achille Lauro affair and terrorist attack on Rome airport discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: George Will) Commentary concerns United States actions against Libya, aircraft carriers'importance as symbol of United States power, long-term consequences of today's events.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) White House perception of conflict and concern expressed by Representative Dante Fascell considered.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Donaldson, Sam;
Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter;
Will, George

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