CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Pentagon's former counterterrorist expert Noel Koch reported blaming terrorist bombings of United States ints. in Beirut, Lebanon, on bureaucratic infighting and ignoring warnings of just such terrorist attacks; details given, scenes shown. [KOCH - expects further deaths if such policy conts.; notes his office's warnings of 1983 bombings of United States embassy in Beirut and later bombing of Marine barracks there were ignored; cites Defense Secretary's attitude toward terrorism.] Equipment malfunctions preventing Delta Force from intervening in terrorist seizure of Egypt Air plane in 1985 noted. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - denies Delta Force is unable to perform its job.] Confirmation of Koch's account of situation cited.
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