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US-Libya Confrontation #308956

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tripoli, Libya: Doug Tunnell) Muammar el-Kadhafi's version of Gulf of Sidra conflict with United States Sixth Fleet featured; scenes shown. His threat of retaliation against NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bases in Spain and Italy and against United States bases elsewhere in Europe if Sixth Fleet returns noted. [Libyan SAILOR - cites lack of information regarding navy's performance.]

(DC: David Martin) Sixth Fleet's performance during confrontation reviewed. [Vice Admiral Frank KELSO - praises fleet's capability.] [Brookings Institution spokesperson Michael MccGWIRE - cites lack of similarity with real war scenario; explains.] [Naval expert Harlan ULLMAN - agrees; elaborates.] [Admiral James WATKINS - praises fleet's performance.] [ULLMAN - comments.] Performance of high tech weapons against Libya compared to hypothetical confrontation with Soviet weapons of similar capabilities; illustrations shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Incrd. security precautions at military bases in United States as result of Gulf of Sidra conflict noted; San Diego base cited as example Scenes shown.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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