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Liberia / Rescue #130592

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 05, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Deployment of United States Marines in Monrovia, Liberia, to rescue Americans threatened by the civil war there reported.

(Washington: Steve Shepard) Significance of United States actions in Liberia examined. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - reads statement about United States operations launched by President Bush.] Administration said hoping to bring beleaguered Liberian President Samuel Doe out of country. [Representative Les ASPIN - says this is chance for Bush to send message to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that he is not afraid to use force.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Explanation given of how successful rescue operation was carried out; scenes shown of helicopter carrier USS Saipan; map shown of Monrovia to illustrate United States Marines' presence.

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Forrest;
Shepard, Steve;
Zelnick, Bob
Duration:
00:03:40

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