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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.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth
Duration:
00:04:50

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