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US-Libya Relations / United States Maneuvers #306538

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 24, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Libyan leader Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi reported placing mil. on full alert in response to United States maneuvers off coast.

(DC: David Martin) United States air and naval exercises near, and possibly later within, Gulf of Sidra, and effect on tension with Libya examined; scenes shown. [Voice of KADHAFI - claims Libya is prepared for war against US; remarks transcribed on screen.] Past incident in which United States pilots downed Libyan jets recalled. [Former F-14 pilot Larry MUCZYNSKI - dismisses competence of Libyan pilots.] Status of Kadhafi's missile force described. Deputy secretary John Whitehead, contrary to Pentagon's earlier stmts., said claiming success in swaying European allies to back United States sanctions against Libya. [Earlier in week, deputy assistant defense secretary Noel KOCH - is fed up with others' hesitancy about Kadhafi.]

Martin, David;
Schieffer, Bob

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