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Mideast / United States Presence #68440

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 15, 1981
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(Studio) Pentagon reported considering sending F-16 fighters to Egypt in addition to AWACS already sent for upcoming military exercise, "Bright Star." Details of maneuvers given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Response of Libya and Egypt to incrd. United States military presence contrasted; decision to send AWACS said made prior to assassination of President Anwar Sadat.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Arrival of AWACS here discussed; films shown. [Egyptian defense minister Abu GHAZALA - notes concern over Libya incursion into Sudan and/or Egypt.] [Former Israeli defense minister Ezer WEIZMAN - comments on AWACS sent to Egypt.] Proposed AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia mentioned.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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