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Somalia / Aidid's Cease-Fire / United Nations-US Policy #144379

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 10, 1993
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Mogadishu: Tony Birtley) Somali warlord General Mohammed Farah Aidid's proposal of a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict between his and the United Nations forces featured; scenes shown from Mogadishu, where more United States armor is arriving as part of the military buildup called for by President Clinton. [US Army sergeant Ron BROWN, Lieutenant Vernon LIGHTNER - talk about doing a job.] [UN special envoy retired Admiral Jonathan HOWE - says Aidid should be held accountable.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(State Department: Barrie Dunsmore) The mixed message from Clinton's administration about what the United States is doing in Somalia examined. [UN ambassador Madeleine ALBRIGHT, on "Meet the Press", Secretary of State Warren CHRISTOPHER, on "This Week with David Brinkley", Secretary of Defense Les ASPIN - comment on Somalia policy.] The role of United States envoy Robert Oakley noted. [Voice of HOWE - says the job is to arrest, not kill, Aidid.] The confusing nature of the policy reiterated.

Birtley, Tony;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Simpson, Carole

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