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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Status report given on war today.
(White House: Brit Hume) Announcement by President Bush that Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell will go to Saudi Arabia to prepare a status report prior to possible opening of ground warfare featured. [BUSH - makes statements and answers reporters' questions on air and ground war and on diplomacy; adds that he does not lose sleep.] Unlikelihood of an Iraqi surrender without a ground war reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Expectation that Cheney-Powell trip will determine when ground war will open noted.
(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Disagreement among military and intelligence officials on need to extend the bombing campaign prior to a ground war examined; details given of difficulty of assessing bomb damage or of how well Iraqi army has fought; scenes shown. [Joint Chiefs of Staff operations director Lieutenant General Thomas KELLY - says estimating enemy's capabilities is an art, not a science.]
- Hume, Brit;
- Jennings, Peter;
- Zelnick, Bob
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