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Persian Gulf Crisis / United States Military / Bush #126103

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: Ann Compton) Announcement by President Bush of troop buildup in Persian Gulf featured. [BUSH - says troop strength has been increased to ensure coalition has adequate offensive option; hopes Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will recognize he is up against a foe he cannot defeat; comments on Iraq's aggression.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Ensor) United States troop numbers in Persian Gulf region reviewed; training scenes shown; details given of Army, Marine and National Guard units and Navy ships that will be called up and deployed as part of the military buildup. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says further deployment has not been ruled out.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bill Redeker) Reaction of American troops and Saudi Arabia to deployment news featured; scenes shown of Army commanders watching Bush's announcement. [Lieutenant Colonel E.W. CHAMBERLAIN, Sergeant Major Dwight HOOD - comment.] [Saudi minister of information Mohammed KHAYAT - says Hussein will build up, too.] Issue of troop rotation discussed.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Analysis given of question of whether Iraqis can be moved out of Kuwait by this United States force. [National security adviser to Senator John McCain, Anthony CORDESMAN - compares manpower and armaments of United States and Iraq in area; analyzes reports that Hussein is considering a new head of his military.]

Reporter(s):
Compton, Ann;
Ensor, David;
Redeker, Bill;
Sawyer, Diane
Duration:
00:08:30

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