ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 08, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(No location given) Sec. precautions for 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles noted; Palestinian terrorists' impact on 1972 Olympics in Munich recalled. Extent of international terrorism examined; related statistics outlined on screen, discussed. Recent terrorist bombings in Jerusalem and Beirut cited as exs. [Rand Corporation terrorist expert Brian JENKINS - believes 1984 will be worst year yet for terrorism; explains.] Factional aspect of international terrorism considered. [JENKINS - notes unpredictability of terrorists.] [Former Iranian hostage Morehead KENNEDY - notes US misperception of itself in eyes of rest of world.] [January 27, 1981, President REAGAN - warns terrorists of retribution by US.] [KENNEDY - is concerned over potential for terrorism within United States in light of recent Beirut bombing of Marines.] [JENKINS - thinks terrorism is becoming institutionalized as cheap mode of warfare for emerging ntns.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld
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