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US-Libya Relations / United States Manuevers #306517

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 23, 1986
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Introduction Dan Rather (New York City)

(Studio: Dan Rather) Recent course of US-Libyan relations outlined.

(DC: David Martin) Reagan administration's decision to hold United States naval maneuvers off coast of Libya next week discussed; government's intended pressure on Muammar el-Kadhafi examined. Believed role of USSR fleet in Mediterranean in supplying Kadhafi with intelligence information on United States activities considered. Maneuvers said designed to coincide with deputy secretary state John Whitehead's unsuccessful attempt to persuade European allies to endorse President Reagan's economy sanctions against Libya.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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