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Libya / United States Attack #309200

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 15, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Air Force Captain Fernando Ribas-Dominicci &captain Paul Lorence reported missing from last night's air raid on Libya; scenes shown. Questionable source of firing in Tripoli tonight considered. No. of Muammar el-Kadhafi's children reported wounded or killed mentioned. USSR noted cancelling scheduled meeting between Soviet foreign minister and Secretary of State George Shultz to prepare for Reagan-Gorbachev summit in retaliation for United States attack. Details of raid and political ramifications outlined on screen. [President REAGAN - warns Kadhafi not to underestimate United States.]

(Tripoli, Libya: Allen Pizzey) Bombing raid's damage here examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - comment.] [Greek DENTIST - questions United States desire to kill only civilians.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Complexity and size of United States bombing raid examined; scenes shown. [Vice admiral Frank KELSO - describes Libyan missile barrage against United States planes; praises pilots.] Pilots' course from base in England said due to France's refusal to allow overflight; details of attack illustrated on map. [Pentagon spokesperson Robert SIMS - notes debris displayed by Libya as downed United States plane said actually part of their own missiles.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, David Martin) Admin.'s reaction to civilian casualties outlined.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Libya's unsuccessful missile attack on Coast Guard station on island of Lampedusa, Italy, described; scenes shown.

(DC: Bill Plante) [REAGAN - praises raid.] USSR cancellation of Shultz's scheduled May meeting with Soviet foreign min,. to plan Reagan-Gorbachev summit said due to attack. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - defs. United States attack; criticizes cancellation of Shultz-Shevardnadze meeting] [USSR commentator Melor STURUA - defs. Soviet response.] Apparent course of Reagan's decision to proceed with attack considered.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Upcoming item announced.

Martin, David;
Pizzey, Allen;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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