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US-Libya Confrontation #308890

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 24, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Confrontation between United States and Libyan forces in Gulf of Sidra described; animations shown.

(DC: Bill Plante) White House's anticipation of conflict before maneuvers began, while at same time denying provocation, noted. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - denies maneuvers were designed to provoke Muammar el- Kadhafi.] Admin.'s immediate plans outlined.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Details of confrontation outlined, discussed; US bombing of Sirte reported; White House meeting of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and Admiral William Crowe Junior mentioned. Possibility Kadhafi will retaliate with new terrorist attacks against United States cited.

(Studio: Dan Rather, David Martin) Defense Department's anticipated continuation of maneuvers in region and implications for future attacks on Libya considered.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tripoli, Libya: Doug Tunnell) (Audio report) Libya's version of conflict detailed; propaganda benefits of incident for Kadhafi discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather, Doug Tunnell) (Audio report) Atmosphere in Tripoli discussed; issue of Soviet injuries during attack mentioned.

Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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