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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 09, 1983
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(Studio) Past public condemnations of Israeli military's laxity during 1973 Arab- Israeli war recalled; current recommendation that military intelligence chief Yehoshua Saguy resign due to Beirut massacre and possible impact on army morale as well as implications for government examined. [Former chief of staff Yigal YADIN - believes action against incompetence strengthens army.] [Prof. Yoram PERI - notes Prime Min.'s lack of control of army.] Role of chief of staff General Rafael Eytan and defense minister Ariel Sharon in shaping government policy discussed; Prime Min. Menahem Begin's admission of ignorance as to Sharon's actions sometimes noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter

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