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Terrorism / Libya #275182

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 04, 1981
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(Studio) Reports of presence of Libyan assassination squad in the United States mentioned, listing President Reagan as chief target.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Informant reported giving details; and names of assassins dispatched throughout United States to FBI, Secret Service and CIA. Hand-held missile, firing on Air Force I, cited as one possibility; details given; Defense Department film shown. Nationwide search noted launched for assailants, but details unconfirmed.

(DC) Security precautions taken by various agencies detailed; SWAT team on White House roof mentioned. [REAGAN - voices concern.] John Simpson, sworn in as new chief of Secret Service, noted making no comment. [FBI dir. William WEBSTER - states serious nature of situation. Increased security surrounding Nancy Reagan, Vice President George Bush, Edwin Meese, James Baker, Michael Deaver and Maureen Reagan mentioned; films shown. [Chairperson Intelligence Committee Senator John CHAFEE - comments.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Sec. sources in Lebanon stated uncovering plot to assassinate US envoy Philip Habib during visit to Beirut next week.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Graham, Fred;
McManus, Jim;
Rather, Dan

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