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Persian Gulf War / Ground War / Tanks #133238

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 19, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraqis reported firing on Marines moving into position in Saudi Arabia.

(Saudi Arabia: Bill Redeker) Preparations along the border for a possible land assault featured; military scenes shown; details given of various allied missions against Iraqi artillery and troops. [British army Colonel Barry STEPHENS - talks about capabilities of Iraqi artillery.] [US Army Captain Michael THOME - describes surrender of Iraqi soldiers.] [British army Brigadier Christopher HAMMERBECK - says soldiers can't be kept in a state of readiness.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Two Iraqi views on casualties and American statistics on number of Iraqi tanks destroyed reported.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) American method of targeting Iraqi tanks examined; animation shown to illustrate how infrared systems can detect tanks buried in the sand.

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill;
Zelnick, Bob

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