CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 08, 1983
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(Studio) United States military involvement in Lebanon said escalating today with naval and Marine bombardments of Druse Moslem artillery positions responsible for recent attacks on Marines; Reagan administration noted continuing to deny Marines are involved in combat situation.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Beirut, Lebanon) Implications of naval gunfire, 1st for United States in Mediterranean since World War II, considered; films shown. Marines' euphemism for their artillery barrage on Druse positions quoted. [MARINES - comment on their orders.] Moslem militias noted firing on French cruiser off shore; continued fighting between Moslems, Christians and Lebanese army mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Simon
(DC) President Reagan's message of support to Marine commander in Beirut quoted; US said beginning massive air and sea lift of ammunition to Lebanese army. Options under consideration by Reagan for Marines in region outlined on screen, discussed; administration's effort to avert triggering War Powers Act considered. [Representative Clarence LONG - accuses President of abusing power by refusing to obey law.] Limited United States military involvement in Central America compared to widening role of United States military in Lebanon.
REPORTER: David Martin
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