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Somalia / United States Military Forces / Policy #144827

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 08, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Three American soldiers reported still missing from Sunday's battle in Mogadishu.

(Fort Benning, Georgia: Linda Pattillo) Funeral services for US soldiers who died in Somalia featured; scenes shown of ceremonies for sergeant James Joyce and other Rangers and from Fort Benning, Georgia, home of the Ranger regiment. [Regimental commander Colonel James JACKSON - comments.] [Army Ranger Lieutenant Jim NEIL, wounded soldier sergeant Richard LAMB - defend being in Somalia.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Clinton said defending Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, whose resignation has been called for by some.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) The redefining of the United States mission in Somalia examined; report that ambassador Robert Oakley will call for a cease-fire in return for a halt to United States military operations against General Mohammed Farah Aidid cited. Clinton said setting March 31 as an unconditional withdrawal date. [Former National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - comments on the deadline.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Pattillo, Linda;
Zelnick, Bob
Duration:
00:04:10

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