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Lebanon / Reagan / Bombing #287126

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 24, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan noted reiterating his commitment to keeping Marines in Lebanon.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [REAGAN - comments on bombing of Marine compound in Beirut; acknowledges psychological ordeal of families awaiting word on fate of love ones; will not withdraw Marines yet.] Secretary of State George Shultz's claim to Congress that Syria and USSR are partially responsible for attack outlined. [REAGAN - claims unnamed force is preparing to take over Mideast; mentions Yemen, Ethiopia.] Factors prohibiting direct US retaliation and possible strategic options available outlined on screen, discussed. Shultz noted meeting soon with leaders of other multinational force nations to develop coordinated policy.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley
Duration:
00:02:30

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