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US-Libyan Conflict: Libyan Military #309279

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 19, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Cairo, Egypt: David Andelman) Muammar el-Kadhafi's regime's military preparedness in light of United States attack examined; scenes shown. [International Institute for Strategic Studies spokesperson Major Robert ELLIOT - doesn't believe Libyan army is aggressive, trained or technologically capable.] Details outlined on screen. Kadhafi's reliance on USSR , Italy and France for equipment and mercenaries to operate it noted. [Former Egyptian foreign minister Ismail FAHMY - notes Libya's reliance on foreign experts.] Scope of Kadhafi's reliance on fors. described. [Former Libyan prime minister Abdul Hamid BAKKOUSH - notes Kadhafi's dependence on troops-for-hire.] [ELLIOT - feels terrorism is Kadhafi's only means of fighting back.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) [Mideast expert Dr. Fouad AJAMI - discusses link between Kadhafi's retaliation by deaths of hostages in Beirut, United States targeting of Libya as center of terrorism, cultural, economy and political factors underlying new generation of terrorists, United States objective in attacking Libya.]

Reporter(s):
Andelman, David;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:05:20

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