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Libya / North's Plot Against Kadhafi #321658

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 11, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Upcoming trial of Oliver North on chgs. growing out of Iran/Contra scandal mentioned. Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Revelation of elaborate plot concocted by North to draw Libya dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi out of hiding by using British hostage negotiator Terry Waite so that Kadhafi could be killed reported; details given of plan. [Former General Charles DONNELLY - recalls plan to bomb Kadhafi's headquarters; denies plans to kill Kadhafi during raid.] Scenes shown from Defense Department film of bombing of Kadhafi's compound in Libya. North's plan to kill Kadhafi after bombing detailed. Waite said never learning of his proposed role in plan to kill Kadhafi.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Reporter David Martin and co-author John Walcott reported soon to publish book, "Best Laid Plans", on incident. Appearance by North at rally in Roanoke, Virginia, reported; scenes shown.

Martin, David;
Serafin, Barry

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