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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages / United States Military / Containment Policy #126141

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 10, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Beginning of week-long series on the impact of the Persian Gulf crisis on the Middle East noted. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: John Martin) Arrival of American hostages released from Iraq featured; scenes shown of return at Andrews Air Force Base, MD, and on plane out of Baghdad. [Former hostages Dennis MOSHER, MAN, Michelle RICHARDS, Allen FINNEY, Don LANPHAM, Ernest ALEXANDER - praise President Bush and talk about conditions in Kuwait.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News polls taken last week and today on question of likelihood of war compared. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Chris Bury) Marine infantry exercises in Saudi Arabian desert featured; scenes shown. [Two SOLDIERS - comment.] [United States Marine Corps Captain Kent BRADFORD - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has prepared an effective defense in Kuwait.] [United States Marine Corps Sergeant Barry BELL - talks about Iraqi defenses.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) United States goals and strategies vis-a-vis the containment of Hussein if there is no war examined; details given of key elements, including strengthening Saudi Arabia, deploying a UN peacekeeping force and maintaining a United States presence.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Cost of Operation Desert Shield reviewed.

Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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