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(Studio) France reported increasing its military presence in Chad.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(N'Djamena, Chad) Implications for Libya's Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi of France's increased military involvement on behalf of Chadian government discussed; president Francois Mitterrand's African adviser Guy Penne noted present in capital to assure President Hissene Habre of France's military support.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup
(DC) United States intelligence assessment of continuing build-up of French and Libyan troops in and around Chad examined. [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - describes extent of Libyan military presence.] Indications of USSR involvement considered; France's counter to Libyan build-up described, illustrated on map. United States concern over possibility of internal collapse of Habre government noted.
REPORTER: David Martin
(Studio) Estimated number Libyan troops in Chad mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
- Kladstrup, Don;
- Martin, David;
- Rather, Dan
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