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Saudi Arabia / United States Military in the Desert / Defense Bill #130829

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 19, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement that Pentagon has alerted National Guard units to prepare for possible active duty noted. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Chris Bury) Military exercises by United States soldiers at the front in Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown of them firing guns to practice desert warfare. [Army investigator Lieutenant Colonel Edward SPOHN - comments on accident.] [SOLDIER - says sand jams gun.] Army's decision not to allow any more news coverage of this training noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) House of Representatives reported passing defense bill with provision for United States buildup in Persian Gulf.

Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter

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