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Persian Gulf War / The Kuwait Battlefield #133294

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 22, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Accusation by President Bush that Iraq is pursuing a "scorched earth" policy in Kuwait reported.

(Saudi Arabia: Bill Redeker) Air and artillery attacks on Iraqi defensive positions featured; scenes shown of planes, artillery and satellite pictures. [PILOT - talks about smoke from oil fires.] Troops' preparations for a ground war noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) American readiness for a ground campaign examined; scenes shown of fires burning in southern Kuwait. [Joint Chiefs of Staff operations director Lieutenant General Thomas KELLY, Federation of American Scientists John PIKE - offer differing opinions on impact of fire/smoke on United States military.] Pentagon predictions of Iraqi tank damages, troop defections and use of chemical weapons cited.

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill;
Zelnick, Bob

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