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Persian Gulf War / Kuwait / Retreating Iraqis #133495

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 11, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(On the road to Umm Qasr, Kuwait: Sheila MacVicar) Report on another Iraqi convoy caught heading north to Kuwaiti border featured; scenes shown of the dead, their gutted vehicles and other possessions scattered by an American air raid over the highway near the Persian Gulf.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Pentagon's position that retreating soldiers are legitimate targets of war examined; aerial scenes shown of highway littered with bombed-out vehicles. [On February 23, Joint Chiefs of Staff operations director Lieutenant General Thomas KELLY - says if they retreat, we will go after them.] [On February 23, United States Central Command Brigadier General Richard NEAL - reviews policy with regard to a fighting retreat.] [United States Marine Corps retired General Bernard TRAINOR - says they were legitimate targets of war.] President Bush noted making decision to suspend military operations two days after the Iraqi retreat from Kuwait.

Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Zelnick, Bob

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