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US-Libya Conflict #308922

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Photos of Libyan patrol boat destroyed by United States Sixth Fleet in Gulf of Sidra shown, discussed. [Vice Admiral Frank KELSO - explains his handling of confrontation; denies United States provoked Libya.] Current status of situation described; USSR 's surveillance of conflict mentioned. Mikhail Gorbachev's criticism of incident and proposal for US-USSR naval withdrawal from region discussed. State Department's response quoted. [Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - claims Libyan agents are conducting surveillance operations against United States ints. worldwide; notes potential for terrorism.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tripoli, Libya: Doug Tunnell) Kadhafi's apparent successful exploitation of conflict for personal political gain described.

(Studio: DR, Doug Tunnell) Unlikelihood that United States goal for confrontation will be successful explained, discussed.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) Concern of Americans abroad over Kadhafi's possible terrorist retaliation against them for Navy's Gulf of Sidra foray examined; terrorist Abu Nidal's warning to all Americans quoted on screen. [PARENTS - acknowledge concern for their children in Cairo.] [Terrorism expert Alison CONNORTON - cites need for American ntls. to keep low profile.] London's role as international capital of anti-terrorism training for execs. mentioned. Car bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, today noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Reagan administration reported notifying Congress that Gulf of Sidra operations don't fall under War Powers Act; details given.

Reporter(s):
Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug
Duration:
00:05:50

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