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US-Libya Relations / Terrorism #309623

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 09, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) President Reagan's suggestion that military retaliation against Libya for recent terrorist attacks will occur examined. [REAGAN - cites need to be tough; notes Muammar el-Kadhafi is suspect in week's bombings.] Kadhafi's denial of involvement and threat to escalate violence against Americans, include civilians, if United States attacks Libya again outlined. [CIA dir. William CASEY - explains difficulty in tracking all suspects.] West Germany, in move designed to placate US, said expelling some Libyan dipls. and preventing those in E. German from entering. [sergeant Tom THOMAS - believes dependents should be sent home if situation worsens in West Germany.] US mil. response said approved against Libya.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Navy's preparations in Mediterranean in preparation for possible retaliatory strike against Libya examined; size of Vice Admiral Frank Kelso's fleet noted. Libya's recovery from damage imposed by Sixth Fleet recently described.

(Studio: DR, David Martin) Possibility of administration using Navy attack rumors to divert attention from other action discussed. Coverage of Reagan's news conference tonight announced.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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