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Libyan Assassination Squads #275273

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 09, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced.

(DC) Descriptions and locations of alleged Libyan assassination squad discussed. Informant reported to have passed several polygraph tests. Intelligence sources state possibility of link between hit squad and Weather Underground terrorist organization in US. Congress noted concerned over country's skepticism. [Senator Howard BAKER - supports President Reagan's actions.] [Vice President George BUSH - regrets amount of publicity and information leaks.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(DC) House foreign aid bill reported to condemn Libyan acts of terrorism. [Representative Thomas DOWNEY - condemns Libyan actions.] Republicans calling situation too sensitive for Congress interference; deputy. secretary state William P. Clark, through letter to Representative William Broomfield, reported asking Congress not to tie President's hands by passing amendment. [Representative Henry HYDE - states amendment might jeopardize Americans in Libya.] Ensuing passage of amendment reported.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Jones, Phil;
Spencer, Susan

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