CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 08, 1983
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(Studio) Attack on Marines at Beirut, Lebanon, airport reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [President REAGAN - acknowledges considering changing Marines' assignment in Beirut.] Redeployment alternatives illustrated on map, discussed.
REPORTER: John Martin
(Beirut, Lebanon) Marines' isolation and vulnerability in Beirut examined; films shown. [Lieutenant John HOLLOWAY - will return fire.] Different role for British, French and Italian peacekeeping units discussed. [British Major Alex TWICKLE - wants exposure with public; explains.] Italian forces noted operating hospital for Lebanese. [US Major Dennis BROOKS - believes security reasons prevent Marines from fraternizing with civilians.]
REPORTER: John Blackstone
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