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US-Libya Relations / Plane Incident #279039

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 24, 1981
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(Studio) Navy pilot Commander Henry Kleemann reported acknowledging his awareness of possible diplomatic problem as result of his firing on Libyan plane recently; details given.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Naples, Italy) Navy's account of incident recalled; films shown. [KLEEMANN - describes confrontation.] [Rear admiral James SERVICE - denies conscious provocation.] [KLEEMANN - recalls having no choice but to fire.] Message inherent in news conference outlined; Admiral of Sixth Fleet quoted.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Acct. of incident by Libyan news agency noted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Stahl, Lesley;
Tunnell, Doug

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