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Lebanon / Bombing #527077

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 24, 1983
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(Studio) Marine replacements reported en route to Beirut tonight, stopping in West Germany; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Reaction on Capitol Hill to bombing of Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon, examined. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL, Senator Joseph BIDEN, Senator Robert BYRD, Representative Clarence LONG, Senator Edward KENNEDY, Senator Howard BAKER - express indiv. opinions on United States presence in Lebanon; similarities with Vietnam experience cited.] Secretary of State George Shultz's effort to brief Congress mentioned.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Shultz's emergency meeting later in week with leaders of France, Italy and Great Britain to coordinate their policies on multinational force in Lebanon discussed; Shultz said implying possibility of increasing size of Marine contingent in Beirut. President's confrontation today with USSR over bombing discussed as politically motivated; his similar attack on Syria and implications for Lebanon's reconciliation process, which demands Syrian cooperation, noted. Future role of Israel in Lebanon considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb, Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Similar suicide bombing of French compound in Beirut noted; reaction at French base of unit suffering most casualties described. Death of Jacques Howe cited as example
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Kalb, Marvin

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