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Libya / Upper Volta / Chad #292616

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 05, 1983
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(Studio) Libya's alleged destabilization program in Africa cited. Coup in Upper Volta reported resulting in new government allied with Libya. Details of coup given. Libya-Chad conflict noted. Libya reported apparently ready to deliver death blow to Chad.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) United States intelligence said predicting large military group, backed by USSR material, is poised to attack Chad's army. Chad file tape shown. Chad thought unlikely to hold out. Strategy of attack considered. [Libyan People's Bureau spokesperson Ali Ahmed HOUDERI - denies Libyan presence in Chad.] Libya's mobilization said spurred by reports of United States and French intervention. Options of United States military strategy set forth. [HOUDERI - says Libya will fight anyone to defense rights.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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