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US-Libya Confrontation #549006

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 24, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Confrontation in Gulf of Sidra between United States and Libyan troops described; details illustrated on screen.

(DC: Fred Francis) Details of today's conflict and United States bombing of Sirte missile site examined; scenes, illustrations shown. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - announces United States bombing of Libyan radar installations.] [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES -explains expected United States action in immediate future.] [WEINBERGER - defs. United States moves.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw, Fred Francis) United States intelligence assessment of Libyan preparations for further confrontation discussed.

(Tripoli, Libya: Bonnie Anderson) (Audio report) Libya's version of conflict reported

(Studio: Tom Brokaw, Bonnie Anderson) Muammar el-Kadhafi's past threats of terrorism against United States recalled; possibility today's United States attacks will strengthen those threats noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Representative Thomas O'Neill and other Congress leaders, expressing support for President Reagan's actions, said briefed at White House; Senators John Kerry and William Proxmire quoted.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Admin.'s timing for confrontation with Kadhafi discussed; alleged role of Egypt and France in United States decision cited.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw, Andrea Mitchell) Kadhafi's threats of terrorism against US and United States warning recently to USSR about today's attacks discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Anderson, Bonnie;
Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred;
Mitchell, Andrea

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