CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 1983
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(NYC) Marine death toll from terrorist bombing of headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, recalled; President Reagan's continued delay in releasing Pentagon report on Marine security at time of bombing and his defense of policy in region noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Reagan's reaction to report's conclusions outlined. [REAGAN - agrees with assessment of United States military training and capability.] President said ignoring report's recommendations for disciplinary action against Marine command in Lebanon. [REAGAN - explains refusal to discipline local commanders; accepts responsibility for affair; will examine alternatives, but remains committed to keeping United States troops in Lebanon.] Pol. motive in President remaining in California when report is released explained.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
(Studio) Probable reaction of United States military leaders to President's assessment of military's inability to deal with terrorism discussed; Iranian hostage crisis recalled. Implications of Pentagon conclusions for Marine Colonel Tim. Geraghty in Beirut considered.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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