CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1983
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(Studio) Reagan administration noted continuing to explain United States military presence near Libya; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) United States concern that Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi is planning attack on Sudan and President Gaafar el-Nimeiry discussed; Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's role in event of such attack noted. Presence now of USS Nimitz off Egyptian coast mentioned. [Navy Secretary John LEHMAN - claims Nimitz is operating by government procedure.] Deployment of AWACs to Egypt explained; United States intelligence reports that Kadhafi has activated military on border with Sudan noted. [Senator John TOWER - considers Kadhafi consistent troublemaker.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - denies United States military forces will become involved in hostilities.] President Reagan's comments on situation during news conference last night recalled.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Studio) Kadhafi's response to United States military moves reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Tripoli, Libya) Kadhafi's warning to United States about entering Libyan waters examined; films shown. Govt. silence on issue of troop mvts. along Sudanese border noted.
REPORTER: John Blackstone
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