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Terrorism Alert #87771

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 02, 1984
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(Studio) United States intelligence reported placed on alert for past week in anticipation of possible terrorist attack against United States installation somewhere in world.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) United States military preparations to retaliate against terrorist strike against US ints. in Lebanon examined; roles of USS Eisenhower and special military units considered. United States intelligence said warning of terrorist assault at any time; recent attempt to steal helicopter at Beirut airport cited. United States mentioned asking Lebanon to seal off airspace over American embassy in Beirut; implications of evacuation of families of various terrorist leaders from Lebanese villages considered. Secretary of State George Shultz's announcement last week of United States plans to retaliate recalled catching President Reagan and aides off guard; Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, joint chiefs and some members of national sec council said calling for Shultz's termination as result. Details given.
REPORTER: John McWethy

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:02:10

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