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Lebanon / CIA #96019

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 12, 1985
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(Studio) "Washington Post" said claiming CIA, with President Reagan's permission, formed counter-terrorist unit in Beirut, Lebanon, which later bombed neighborhood on own authority.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(DC) March 8, 1985, car bombing, aimed at local Shiite leader linked with attacks on United States embassy and Marines, said work of CIA unit acting without CIA approval; death and injury toll recalled. Films shown. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - doesn't refute report] [October 21, 1984, REAGAN - wants retaliation only against those responsible for terrorism.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - doesn't believe such "bungling" will deter terrorists.] Legal ramifications involved explained; State Department reaction quoted on screen. [Representative Dick CHENEY - defs. counterterrorist efforts.]
REPORTER: Jeanne Meserve

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Meserve, Jeanne
Duration:
00:02:30

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