NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 20, 1983
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(Studio) House Armed Services subcommittee reported chging. serious errors of Marine leaders Other details of report given. Marine spokesperson said denying charge Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger reported getting report of Pentagon commission
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Pentagon commission noted headed by Robert Long. [Pentagon spokesperson Michael BURCH - says report is critical.] Marine Commandant P. X. Kelley recalled not being critical at time of bombing. [KELLEY - At time of bombing, is satisfied with security at bomb site.] [Representative Bill NICHOLS - says House Armed Services Committee felt otherwise.] Defense Department report said thought to be equally critical. Details of report given.
REPORTER: Albert Pierce