ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 09, 1983
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(Studio) Continued shelling of Marine positions in Beirut, Lebanon, reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Special government commission report assessing Marine performance in Beirut examined; allegation of gross negligence stemming from terrorist bombing of Marine headquarters outlined on screen, discussed. Charges of continued security negligence noted illustrated by recent incident in Mtich vehicle broke Marine perimeter; details given. Cmsn., headed by Admiral Robert Long (ret.), noted sending Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger preliminary recommendations due to continued poor security of Marines in Lebanon; Pentagon's reaction described.
REPORTER: John McWethy
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