CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) United States intelligence reports said claiming Iran's revolutionary guards are being trained for kamikaze raids on United States forces; details given. Claims that Iranian terrorists have stolen United States military vehicles in West Germany in anticipation of car bomb attacks on United States installations there discussed. Long commission's assessment of United States military vulnerability to terrorists on international level noted. [December 27, 1983, President REAGAN - feels United States insts. are fundamentally unable to deal with terrorism.] Iranian hostage incident recalled catalyst to Pentagon recommendations for improvements in US counterterrorist training. [Pentagon spokesperson Thomas ROSS - wants single command for counterterrorism units.] [January 28, 1981, former Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - claims issue has priority with administration] Terrorist bombing of US embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, recalled; current Pentagon budget for combating terrorism mentioned.
REPORTER: David Martin
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