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Beirut Bombing Aftermath / Pentagon Report #528247

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 28, 1983
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(Studio) Pentagon report assessing recent terrorist bombing of Marine headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, said blaming Marine cmdrs. for poor security as well as criticizing United States military role in region.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(DC) Pentagon conclusions and recommendations examined; details outlined on screen, discussed. Apparent relationship between April bombing of United States embassy in Beirut and October assault on Marines considered. General Bernard Rogers noted recing. earlier report warning of possibility of terrorist attack on Marines.
REPORTER: Albert Pierce

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Los Angeles, California) Reagan administration's reaction to Pentagon reported examined; deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' description of President's response to report's recommendations quoted. Issue of report's criticism of United States military role in Lebanon discussed. [Senator Gary HART - criticizes Reagan's policy in Lebanon.] [Representative Barbara MIKULSKI - feels blame should be assigned.] Aides James Baker and Michael Deaver recalled instrumental in Reagan announcing his reaction to Pentagon report prior to its release; details given.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Palmer, John;
Pierce, Albert;
Wallace, Chris

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