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Persian Gulf Crisis / United States Policy #125747

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 13, 1990
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Debate over President Bush's Persian Gulf policy featured; details given of idea of having a lame duck Congressional session on the gulf; scenes shown. [BUSH - tells reporter this is a photograph opportunity.] Policy statement from White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - comments.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - says dictator's control of the West's economic lifeline will have economic impact on Americans.] Administration's attempt to frame possibility of war in the gulf in terms the public can understand and support mentioned.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Wooten) Congress, politics and American policy in the gulf examined. [Senator George MITCHELL - says president has no legal authority to commit United States to war.] Announcement by Senators Mitchell, Claiborne Pell and Sam Nunn of formal Senate hearing on expansion of US presence in gulf noted. [NUNN - says questions are raised by changing military mission.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - says United States policy must be clarified.]

Hume, Brit;
Koppel, Ted;
Wooten, Jim

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