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Saudi Arabia / Truck Bombing / Security Issues #370160

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 26, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Dhahran: Bob Simon) The terrorist truck bombing of the housing compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, featured; American casualty figures given; video shown of the damaged building; details given of the warnings by the Islamic underground ever since Muslim militants were convicted and beheaded last month for the bombing last November. [Voice of Aramco executive John PALMER - describes the bombing.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State Warren Christopher's telephone report describing what he saw presented. [CHRISTOPHER - comments on the condition of the wounded; comments on the damage.]

(Pentagon: David Martin) Security at the United States military housing compound Khobar Towers in Dhahran examined; scenes and an animated diagram shown. [Security consultant Edgar KLEY, General J.H. Binford PEAY, Secretary of Defense William PERRY, retired sergeant Fernando CARTAGENA - talk about security and various related issues.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) President Clinton's ordering the flags around the nation lowered to half staff reported. [CLINTON - makes statements about the terrorist bombing.]

(Lyons: Rita Braver) Clinton's meeting in Lyons, France, with heads of European nations outlined.

(Eglin Air Force Base: Art Rascon) The families' wait for news about the service people in Saudi Arabia featured. [At Eglin Air Force Base, Commander Stuart CRANSTON, relative William SIND, pilot Eric CORRIGAN, Captain Jeff PRICHARD - talk about their loved ones.]

Braver, Rita;
Martin, David;
Rascon, Art;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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