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Lebanon / United States Air Raid #288321

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 04, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(DC) President Reagan's reaction to defense of United States air strike against Syrian sites in Lebanon examined; films shown. [REAGAN - explains purpose of strike.] Admin. officials noted claiming Syrians had been warned of just such strike if they fired on United States reconnaissance flights; details outlined on screen, discussed. [REAGAN - acknowledges possibility of further such strikes.] Strike's timing in juxtaposition to Israel air raids and announcement of new US-Israeli military cooperation noted. [REAGAN - denies coordinating attacks with Israel.] Pol. implications of strike for Syria and USSR regarding United States policy in Mideast mentioned.
REPORTER: John Ferrugia

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(DC) Yesterday's attack on United States reconnaissance flights, leading to today's air strike, examined. [Undersecretary of defense Lawrence EAGLEBURGER - explains reaction to yesterday's attack on spy planes.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - defs. air strike.] Details of strike, include downing of planes, outlined. Possibility of future US-Syrian confrontations involving USSR -manned missile sites within Syria considered.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

(Studio) Characteristics and capabilities of United States strike planes compared to those used by Israel; size of United States force discussed. White House senior official's claim that Druse and Shiite Moslem militias are pushed by Syria in response to United States strikes mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis Bill Lynch

Ferrugia, John;
Kurtis, Bill;
Lynch, Bill

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