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Somalia / United States Policy / Aidid #144790

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 06, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Several reports on the United States in Somalia introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) The policy crisis for President Clinton examined. [CLINTON - says we do not want to see a reversion to chaos.] Letter from Congressional Republicans calling for the United States to withdraw from Somalia mentioned. [June 17, CLINTON - claims the forces of warlord General Mohammed Farah Aidid have been crippled.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Military reinforcements being sent to Somalia to enable the United States forces to be able to attack Aidid featured; armor scenes shown. Plans to send envoy Robert Oakley back to the area noted. [Senator Sam NUNN - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Update given on the health of captured helicopter pilot CWO Michael Durant.

(State Department: John McWethy) Aidid's control of the streets of Mogadishu and the status of United States intelligence in Somalia examined. [Voice of British reporter Mark HUBAND, American University analyst Fantu CHERU, former ambassador Frank CRIGLER - talk about Aidid.] United States said considering the possibility of a negotiated end to the fighting.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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