On Guard

Rumors of a Libyan hit team

Libya has been suspected in the attempted murder last month of Christian Chapman, the American chargé d'affaires in Paris. It has been accused of sending hitmen to assassinate Washington's Ambassador to Italy Maxwell Rabb. And now U.S. intelligence authorities are investigating a report that agents of Muammar Gaddafi may be on the prowl for even bigger targets: President Ronald Reagan, Vice President George Bush, Secretary of State Alexander Haig and Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.

An informant has told U.S. intelligence officers that a Libyan hit team may have been sent into the U.S. from Canada, but...

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