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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
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(Beirut: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The possible countdown to a US missile strike against Syria in response to the recent chemical weapons attack in Douma examined; scenes shown of President Trump's meeting with the national security team; details given his meeting also with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein & Steve Bannon's campaign to get Rosenstein fired. [About Syria, TRUMP - says we'll see what happens.] Trump's earlier tweet & today's tweet about an imminent strike quoted. [Secretary of Defense Gen. James MATTIS - says a decision has not been made.] [Attorney Joe diGENOVA†- says he would fire Rosenstein.] The Syria decision discussed.

(Beirut: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The showdown with Syria previewed; scenes shown of people after the chemical weapons attack. [MATTIS - says some things are inexcusable; comments on strategy.] Map of the allied military presence in the region shown. [Retired USMC Col. Stephen GANYARD†- predicts a short, hard punch.] Secret US-Russia talks about personnel/aircraft there noted. How cooler heads have slowed down the process discussed.

(Beirut: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Beirut: James Longman) The actions in Syria by the Syrian military & Russia with medical report on the victims' symptoms after the attack reviewed. The plans to inspect the attack site discussed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Raddatz, Martha;
Longman, James

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