CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 24, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Iran's threats against United States hostages in Lebanon, Joseph Cicippio and Edward Tracy, if United States were to attack any more of its targets in Persian Gulf reported Report introduced.
(Persian Gulf: Jacqueline Adams) Situation in Persian Gulf between Iran and United States reviewed; scenes shown of aircraft carrier Forrestal set to sail for Gulf. Broadening by President Reagan of rules of engagement for United States Navy in Gulf detailed; scenes shown. [Senator John WARNER - says Navy should have flexibility allowing it to aid ship under attack.] [Senator John GLENN - says we should be able to escort whatever ships we want.] Pentagon reported ready to send Coast Guard vessels to Gulf. [Defense Secretary Frank CARLUCCI - discusses role of smaller ships.] [Joint chiefs of staff chairperson Admiral William CROWE - says these Coast Guard ships are not being used against drug trafficking.] Rel. of Reagan's policies and public opinion examined.
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