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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United States Military #130611

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 07, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Update given on what is happening in the Middle East.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Decision by President Bush to send US military forces to Saudi Arabia featured; details given of mission of ground forces to defend the bases where aircraft will be deployed; file scenes shown of types of planes and ships in naval task force to be sent there. Reports that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will respond militarily if Saudi Arabia is attacked outlined. Maps shown to illustrate United States deployment in Persian Gulf region.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Brit Hume) Background reviewed to Bush's decision to send in military in response to actions by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; details given of circumstances involving Americans in Iraq and Kuwait.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview given with former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman William Crowe about United States actions. [CROWE - talks about military options open to Bush following Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney's mission to Saudi Arabia; explains significance of presence of Egyptian troops.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Turgut Ozal reported closing Iraqi pipeline through Turkey.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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