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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Questions stemming from terrorists bombing of Marines in Beirut, incl. United States officials ignoring early intelligence reports warning of just such assault, examined; films, photos shown. Colonel Tim Geraghty's explanation for lack of precautions against car bombing despite warnings 2 days before attack quoted on screen; President Reagan's claim that Iranian terrorists were backed by Syrians quoted. Issue of difficulty in identifying dead Marines considered; total dead known so far and number families actually informed noted. Pearl Harbor recalled.
REPORTER: James Polk
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Polk, James
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