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Somalia / Famine Relief / United States Military #138991

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 13, 1992
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Statement from United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali that the United States needs to disarm the gunmen of Somalia reported.

(Washington: John McWethy) The dispute between the United Nations and the US over the mission in Somalia examined. [US joint task force commander Lieutenant General Robert JOHNSTON - says disarming is not a mission.] [Secretary of State Lawrence EAGLEBURGER - explains what the United States forces will do to stabilize the situation while in Somalia.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) French navy transport ship carrying helicopters shown leaving Toulouse, France, for Somalia. Criticism by some relief workers of the lack of action by the United States military in Somalia outlined.

(Mogadishu: Bill Redeker) The status of the United States military presence in Somalia examined; scenes shown from the airfield in Beli Dogle, Somalia, and from the port of Mogadishu, where an aid ship arrived. [On "This Week with David Brinkley", JOHNSTON - explains why the Marines cannot yet go into Baidoa, Somalia.] [World Food Program Paul MITCHELL - comments on the payoffs.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(No location given: John Hockenberry) The civil war and medical relief provided by foreign workers featured; scenes shown from a hospital, of efforts to disable mines in the fields and of Somalia's armed men. [International Medical Corps Dr. Raymond POLLOCK - comments.]

Hockenberry, John;
McWethy, John;
Redeker, Bill;
Sawyer, Forrest

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