CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 28, 1983
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(Studio) White House, worried about public opinion, recalled twice delaying Pentagon's release of its findings on recent bombing of Marine headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon; President Reagan's efforts to diffuse report also recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Report findings and recommendations examined; details outlined on screen, discussed. General Bernard Rogers noted recommending withdrawing Marines from region prior to bombing. [Former CIA director Stansfield TURNER - denies report's allegations that CIA operative reduction was pertinent to bombing.] Report's condemnation of Marine chain of command noted.
REPORTER: David Martin
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