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Persian Gulf Crisis / United States Military / Redeployment / 48Th Infantry / Hostages #126119

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Statements of solidarity against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from President Bush, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Mikhail Gorbachev noted. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Ensor) United States military buildup in the Persian Gulf region featured; scenes shown from Fort Riley, Kansas, and of Marines making practice sea landings. [Center for Security Policy Frank GAFFNEY - says waiting will make the job more difficult.] [Senator Christopher DODD - speculates on what would happen if United States tried to liberate a "scorched Kuwait."]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Wiesbaden, Germany: Sheila MacVicar) Plans to redeploy American troops from Europe to Persian Gulf featured; scenes shown of 3rd Armored Division on parade in Wiesbaden, Germany. [Commander United States Army-Europe General Crosbie SAINT - comments.] [Institution for International Strategic Studies Donald KERR - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) forces have been training against equipment from USSR , which is what Iraq has, too.] [Two SOLDIERS - comment.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Activation of three Army National Guard combat brigades noted.

(Forsyth, Georgia: Linda Pattillo) 48th Infantry Brigade featured; scenes shown from rural Georgia. [Major Charles MOULTON - says the 48th is well prepared.] [City councilman Rodney SMITH, policeman Jackie JOHNSON, factory worker Tony Bernard SIDNEY - comment on their reserve training.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Karen Burnes) Reaction from Iraq to United States military buildup featured; scenes shown from Baghdad airport of former German chancellor Willy Brandt and Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz overseeing release of hostages. [AZIZ - says United States should be sending diplomats, not troops.] [American hostages Don SWANKE, Miles HOFFMAN - comment on their experiences.]

Burnes, Karen;
Ensor, David;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Pattillo, Linda;
Sawyer, Diane

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