NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 1983
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REPORTER: John Palmer
(DC) Reaction of military leaders to President Reagan's decision to absolve Marine cmdrs. of responsibility in October terrorist bombing of Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon, discussed; conclusions and recommendations of Pentagon report on incident noted. [Tuesday, REAGAN - won't punish local commanders.] Response of Admiral Robert Long (ret.) to President's stance quoted on screen; other retired officers also quoted. [Representative Larry HOPKINS - fears President's actions create atmosphere of irresponsibility in military]
REPORTER: Albert Pierce
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