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Persian Gulf Crisis / Iraq, United States / United States Military #126458

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 27, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Morton Dean) Iraq's current position on talks with US featured; scenes shown of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein meeting with his ambassadors. [Iraqi information minister Latif Nassif JASSEM - reiterates Iraqi position on talks, Kuwait and war.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: Ann Compton) Statement from President Bush about Iraq featured; scenes shown from Camp David, MD. [BUSH - responds to Hussein's comments; reaffirms that Iraq must get out of Kuwait without a compromise; talks about readiness issue.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Chris Bury) United States preparations for desert warfare featured; scenes shown of arrival of more tanks and Marines. Various logistical problems facing United States military in Saudi Arabia detailed. [Army logistics commander General William PAGONIS - says this is a massive deployment.] [US central command Major general James STARLING - talks about uniforms.] [US Army Sergeant HILYARD - talks about feeding soldiers.] [US Army Lieutenant Ann HURLEY - talks about parts problems.]

Bury, Chris;
Compton, Ann;
Dean, Morton;
Sawyer, Diane

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