Search the Archive

US-Libyan Conflict: Libyan Military #309279

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 19, 1986
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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.]

Andelman, David;
Schieffer, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.