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Persian Gulf War / Casualties #133399

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Beth Nissen) The politics of war casualties by both sides examined; bombing videotape and neighborhood wreckage from Iraqi television shown. [Center for Defense Information retired Admiral Gene La ROCQUE - comments on screening of casualties.] Iraq's aims of encouraging anti-war sentiment in United States and anti-US sentiment among world's Moslems explained. [US commander General H. Norman SCHWARZKOPF - says we are not targeting civilians.] [United States Marine Corps Major General Robert JOHNSTON - mentions "collateral damage."] Reasons for both sides to control information of military casualties detailed; various damage scenes shown. [Former Army chief of staff General John WICKHAM - explains Iraqi position.] [SCHWARZKOPF - opposes body count.] [National Defense University Phebe MARR, La ROCQUE - talk about casualties and morale.] Pentagon's decision to hold no public ceremonies for gulf war dead cited.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations reported planning to deliver emergency shipment of medical supplies to Iraq. Relief efforts by both International and American Red Cross to help Iraqi people mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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