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Persian Gulf / Reagan, USS Stark #109711

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 15, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Contd. question about President Reagan's Persian Gulf policy noted; status of USS Stark repairs following Iraqi missile attack examined. Details given, scenes shown. USS Acadia's role in repairs and number women aboard cited. Heroism of Stark petty ofr. following attack described.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Navy investigation report on Stark incident noted sent to Marine Corps General George Crist prior to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger receiving it; report's findings examined. [Representative Les ASPIN - notes action Stark should have taken and which it didn't.] Possibility Captain Glenn Brindel may face disciplinary action noted. Admin.'s plans for protecting Navy during its escort service for Kuwaiti ships in Gulf outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Persian Gulf states' desire for consistent and credible Persian Gulf policy of President Reagan examined; scenes shown. [Bahrain foreign minister Mohammed bin Mubarak KHALIFA - believes United States should keep its commitment to Kuwait.] Uniden. senior United States military ofr. quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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