CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 14, 1983
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(Studio) Death and injuries of Marines in Beirut, Lebanon, sniper attacks today reported; details of sniper incidents, apparently from Shiite Moslem section of city, discussed. Films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Death of sergeant Allen Soifert, on his 2nd tour of Lebanon, examined; photos shown. [Joan ROMER - notes son's decision to return.] President Reagan mentioned phoning his condolences to Romer. [Lebanese national security adviser Wadi HADDAD - cautions against breaking official cease-fire over such incidents.] [US envoy Robert McFARLANE - believes incident will make US re-double its efforts.] Secretary of State George Shultz, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and other officials said reviewing situation but claiming no change in United States policy; administration's concern over lack of indication of change in Syrian policy discussed. Fear here that President Hafez al-Assad is pushing for total Syrian control of Lebanon noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
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