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Persian Gulf War / Military Lessons (Part I) #133780

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 25, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Introduction of series on the military lessons learned as a result of the war with Iraq given.

(No location given: Bill Redeker) Lessons from the air war featured; scenes shown of lots of planes. [British forces Brigadier Robert McAFEE - says Saudi Arabia's infrastructure aided war planning.] Importance of coordinating air battles, using new methods of targeting, use of precision weaponry explained. [US Navy commander Admiral Stanley ARTHUR - talks about the use of continuous air pressure.] [National security analyst Anthony CORDESMAN - cites use of electronic battlefield and precision weaponry.] Use of F-117 Stealth aircraft cited. [Air Force commander General Charles HORNER - comments.] Problems in assessing war damages and absence of any air challenge from Iraq noted. [CORDESMAN - explains importance of air damage assessment.]

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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