CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 29, 1981
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(Studio) House Intelligence Committee reported hearing testimony involving former CIA agents Edwin Wilson and Frank Terpil and their possible relationship as arms supplier to Libya's Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi; both men said also recruiting former and active Green Berets to train Kadhafi's troops.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) [Master sergeant Luke THOMPSON - recalls telephone call from former CIA agent Pat Loomis offering him overseas job.] Loomis and another CIA agent noted fired by then-CIA director Stansfield Turner; details given. [THOMPSON - notes Loomis claimed he was employed by CIA; describes his reaction to call; quotes military intelligence instructions to him.] [Former FBI agent Robert CAVERLY - recalls investigating Loomis telephone call.] Thompson's commanding ofr., Colonel Robert Mountel, noted presenting version of events differing from that given by Thompson. [THOMPSON - recalls Mountel's reply; describes meeting with Joanne Loomis.] Joanne Loomis noted currently employed with Army Intelligence at Fort Bragg. [THOMPSON - conts. description of events; notes Wilson's warning to him.] Contract between Wilson's company, Intercontinental Technology, Incorporated, and Libyan government for specialists, training and equipment shown, discussed; contract noted signed by Libyan agent (named in report) and Terpil. Green Berets said allegedly participating in combat situations in Chad and along Egyptian border; Thompson's return to United States cited. [THOMPSON - notes military intelligence's revised assessment of mission.] Thompson, who testified before grand jury in 1978, said repeatedly threatened. [THOMPSON - wonders who he actually worked for.] Questions yet to be answered listed. [THOMPSON - feels he's alone in situation.]
REPORTER: Gary Shepard