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Lebanon / Terrorism, US-Syria Conflict #288338

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 05, 1983
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(Studio) Death and injuries from terrorist car bombing in west Beirut, Lebanon, reported Syria noted capturing 1 of 2 downed United States pilots in yesterday's air raid; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Car bombing, apparently with no political target, examined; films shown. Artillery attack on United States Marines, believed in retaliation for US strikes against Syrian positions, discussed. [Lieutenant Colonel Ray SMITH - describes attack.] No. Marines killed and wounded in shelling mentioned. [Brigadier General Jim JOY - explains circumstances.] Issue of Marine vulnerability considered.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(DC) Reagan administration `s praise of United States strikes on Syrian locations outlined on screen, discussed. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - claims air raids were successful.] Pentagon's rationale for Sunday raid recalled. [Captain Bruce GREMNER - defs. Vietnam-era planes.] [Arlene LANGE - comments on death of son pilot Lieutenant Mark Lange.] Photos shown. Decision not to use USS New Jersey rather than planes considered. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - implies Marines may have to relocate.] Concern over possible confrontation between United States and USSR forces in region noted illustrated by Soviet submarines' presence off Lebanon; details given.
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Teichner, Martha

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