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Persian Gulf War / Day 12 / Damage Assessment #131430

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 28, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Review given of day 12 of the gulf war.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Assessment of damages to Iraqi military featured; details given of move of Iraqi planes to Iran. [Military SPOKESMAN - says these are defecting aircraft.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff operations director Lieutenant General Thomas KELLY - says success of bunker program is why Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is moving the planes; adds that Scud launchers are not much of a threat.] United States military's concern about cooperation between former enemies, Iraq and Iran, noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States officials reported accepting Iran's word that the planes will stay there. [National security analyst Anthony CORDESMAN - analyzes Iraq's decision to send away their best fighter planes; explains why bombings should continue now that United States has air supremacy.]

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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