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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Iraqis / Detainees / US Military #130292

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Rhetoric of war, United States military buildup and Iraqi tightening of control over foreign civilians in the Persian Gulf reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Amman: Ted Koppel) Changing attitudes in Iraq featured; scenes shown of ABC News exclusive coverage of rally for President Saddam Hussein in Iraq; details given of reporter's impressions of reactions of Iraqi officials such as foreign minister Tariq Aziz.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Telephone report introduced.

(Amman: Forrest Sawyer) Report on Americans detained in hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, featured; details given of announcement that all Americans in Kuwait have been told to gather in one place and of reporter's impression of prospect of war in the region.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Response on Iraqi television from Hussein to statement from President Bush calling him a liar quoted; scenes shown from Iraqi report with English subtitles. Extent of United States military buildup in region cited.

(Saudi Arabia: Sam Donaldson) United States military in Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [Air Force Lieutenant General Charles HORNER - talks about plans; offers his view of Hussein.] [Two SOLDIERS - comment.] Role of multinational forces under United States command reviewed. Concern about chemical warfare discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Cat and mouse game between American and Iraqi pilots over the gulf reported. Pentagon figures on cost for forces in Middle East cited.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Sawyer, Forrest

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