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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Reserves, Military Deployment #130308

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 17, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Decision to call up reserves as support personnel to fill in for specialists sent to the Persian Gulf and activation by Pentagon of civil air reserve fleet reported.

(Saudi Arabia: Sam Donaldson) Arrival of United States military forces in Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown. [Rear Admiral Steve CLAREY - says this force has assault capability.] [Saudi royal family adviser Dr. Ali ALJAHANI - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is an enemy of peace.] [Royal family's Prince Abdullah bin TURKI - comments on role of Jordan's King Hussein.] Scenes shown of Kuwaiti refugees being housed by Saudi Arabia. Saudi's position on Saddam Hussein discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from commander of United States forces in Saudi Arabia, Lieutenant General Charles Horner, about possibility of an Iraqi attack quoted.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Military balance in the region as Americans forces build up examined; details given, map shown, of Iraq's military options and counteroptions in case of an Iraqi attack.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview given with Middle East military expert. [Retired Admiral William CROWE - discusses vulnerability and capabilities of American forces in region; talks about military and desert temperatures.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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