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United States Relations / Chad Conflict / Central American / Mideast #292645

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 07, 1983
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(Studio) United States reported increasing involvement in North Africa, Central American and Mideast.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) Report on United States involvement in Chad conflict and arrival of AWACs F-15 jet fighters, ordered to area by President Reagan. Intelligence reports re: fighting in Chad, involving Libyan troops, detailed. Situation around Faya-Largeau described. File films shown. Senator Armed Services Committee chairperson John Tower's comments on CBS program "Face the Nation", noted. Film shown. [TOWER - sees AWACs' use as one of warning Chadians of attack.] Arrival of United States troops in Egypt for scheduled exercise called Bright Star noted. United States help for French support of Chad stated. NBC film shown. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says French have to decide what they will do.]
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) Report on preparations for joint US-Honduras military exercise.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(San Pedro Sula, Honduras) Details given with regard to preparations for Big Pine II operation with Honduras. Arrival of supplies at San Pedro Sula noted. File tape shown. Operation Big Pine I with Honduras recalled. Plans for Big Pine II outlined. Honduras cited desirous of protecting border with Nicaragua and defending against insurgents in country.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega's assessment of Central American situation, given in Managua, quoted. Film shown. His remarks to youth just returned from Cuba noted. Contadora group of ntns. mentioned. Mideast envoy Robert McFarlane's meeting with Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad, with regard to attempts to get Syrian, Palestinian and Israeli troops out of Lebanon, noted. Film shown. Details given of car bombing in Bekaa Valley area of Lebanon in town of Baalbek.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Blackstone, John;
Martin, David;
Stahl, Lesley

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