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US-Libyan Conflict #101631

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Steve Shepard) Photo of Libyan patrol boat destroyed by United States Sixth Fleet in Gulf of Sidra shown, discussed; details illustrated on screen. [Vice Admiral Frank KELSO - explains strategic need to destroy ship.] Details of gulf skirmishes outlined. [KELSO - praises United States troops.] Possibility of Sixth Fleet leaving region tomorrow mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Atmosphere in Tripoli today described; scenes shown. Libyan radio reported calling on Arabs to launch suicide attacks against United States embassies and other American ints.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mikhail Gorbachev's criticism of US-Libyan conflict and proposal for withdrawing all United States and USSR naval ships from Mediterranean reported Traditional United States naval presence in region outlined on screen, compared to Soviet fleet.

(NYC: Bill Blakemore) Findings of ABC News poll of public's reaction to US-Libyan conflict examined; details outlined on screen. [PEOPLE - debate issue.] [Analyst professor Bill ADAMS - notes public's historical support of President during crisis.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming item.

Reporter(s):
Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Steve
Duration:
00:07:10

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