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Somalia / Famine Relief / Military Operation #139117

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 02, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) The military operation to control conditions in Somalia to allow the moving of relief supplies featured; details given of the United States armed forces' plans. [Former military strategist Don SNIDER - says the combat forces will need a large number of logistical forces.] Marine Corps General Joseph Hoar said meeting with President Bush and top Pentagon officials tomorrow. Need to disarm the warring factions noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Discussion at the United Nations about the politics of Somalia and the size and duration of the US-led military force examined; plans for France, Italy, Canada and Pakistan to consider participating along with the United States outlined. [Representative John MURTHA - calls it a mistake to send in United States troops.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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