NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1983
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported sending out conflicting statements on current crisis with Libya along Sudanese border.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said alerting United States to possibility that Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi may be planning military build-up against Sudan, requesting display of United States military power in the process; President Reagan noted ordering AWACS to Egypt for joint exercise. Deployment of USS Nimitz north of Libyan coast as well noted. [Navy Secretary John LEHMAN - claims Nimitz exercised in international waters.] Incring. unrest in Sudanese army said fueled by diminishing supplies and President Gaafar el-Nimeiry's poor health.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
(Studio) Kadhafi's reaction to United States moves reported; films shown.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Tripoli Libya) Kadhafi's background and pols. examined; films shown. Kadhafi's emphasis on women's role in national defense noted. [Arab scholar Charles TRIPP - thinks Kadhafi regrets Libya's size and weakness internationally.]
REPORTER: James Compton
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