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US-Libyan Conflict: Pol. Considerations #309250

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 18, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced

(DC: David Martin) Indications that President Reagan's decision to bomb Libya include possible political impact on Muammar el-Kadhafi as well as sending message to state-sponsored terrorists examined; possibility key aides in Kadhafi's government were killed or wounded in United States raid noted. [Libyan ambassador to UN Ali TREIKI - believes United States attempted to kill Kadhafi in attack.] Pentagon's explanation for bombing barracks next to Kadhafi's house outlined; scenes shown. Voice of America's broadcast to Libya immediately after attack calling for rebellion against Kadhafi quoted. [United States Information Agency director Charles WICK - describes broadcast] Reagan's approach to Kadhafi compared to John F. Kennedy's with Fidel Castro.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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