NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 12, 1985
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(Studio) "Washington Post" report of covert counterterrorist organization trained by CIA in Beirut, Lebanon, and alleged disbandment after unauthorized mission noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(DC) Secretary of State George Shultz, in Mideast, said reticent about report [SHULTZ - opposes terrorism.] Apparent background to United States formation of Lebanese counter-terrorist group reviewed; films shown. National security adviser Robert McFarlane's justification of such action earlier in year recalled, quoted on screen. [Representative Richard CHENEY - doesn't believe counterterrorism violates President's ban on assassinations.] March 8 bombing of Beirut residence of suspected terrorists, ostensibly without CIA approval, said catalyst to United States formal dissociation with program.
REPORTER: Anne Garrels