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Persian Gulf Crisis / Dugan Firing #130779

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 17, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Dismissal of Air Force Chief of Staff Michael Dugan by Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney because of his suggestion that Air Force could bomb Iraq into submission by killing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his family featured; details given of Dugan's comments in "Washington Post" story. [CHENEY - says senior officials must be discreet.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Firing of chief of naval operations in 1949 by President Harry Truman recalled. Truman's celebrated firing of General Douglas MacArthur in 1951 mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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