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Lebanon / CIA #303522

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 13, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Sec. precautions taken for United States embassies worldwide and especially in Mid-east due to revelation that CIA-backed and trained group was responsible for March 1985 Beirut car bombing reported; additional protection afforded assistant secretary state Richard Murphy in Beirut mentioned. CIA reported denying ordering bombing; joint CIA-Lebanese counterterrorist activities said suspended after unauthorized attack. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - questions CIA's use of uncontrollable surrogates for its dirty work.] CIA criticism of "Washington Post", which published first story, quoted on screen; Americans still held hostage in Lebanon listed on screen with photos. [Former hostage Jeremy LEVIN - thinks reality of United States policy in Lebanon, not press reports, affects hostages.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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