NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 18, 1983
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(Studio) No. Egyptian and American troops involved in joint military maneuvers, dubbed Operation Bright Star, noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(W. Egypt) Size and implications of Operation Bright Star examined; criticism by some Egyptians of relatively light show of United States military force in Mideast and claim that stronger presence could have prevented Libya's incursion into Chad noted. Films shown. Pol. problems created for Egypt by Operation Bright Star in light of its efforts to improve relations with other Arab ntns. discussed. [Min. of state Butros GHALI - feels US-Egypt relations are important for maintaining peace in Mideast.]
REPORTER: James Compton
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