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Somalia / United States Policy / Mogadishu / Oakley #144806

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 07, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Address by President Clinton about the United States troop commitment in Somalia featured. [CLINTON - talks about finishing the job.] The role of the United States forces that are being added reviewed. [Senators Bob DOLE, Sam NUNN - react to Clinton's speech clarifying the United States mission in Somalia.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Phone report from a British reporter in Mogadishu presented. [Roger HEARING - discusses the anti- American feeling in the city.]

(State Department: John McWethy) Clinton's decision to send special envoy Robert Oakley to Somalia to try to energize negotiations since the United Nations has not been acting swiftly featured. [OAKLEY - talks about General Mohammed Farah Aidid.] Oakley's mission of talking to the Somali people to create a political structure that could eventually govern the country outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) American casualties at a compound hit by mortar shells reported; scenes shown of the wounded in a hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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