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Persian Gulf War / Military Lessons (Part II) #133798

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 26, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Redeker) Military lessons learned from the ground war with Iraq examined; military scenes shown; details given of successes of United States ground forces and unexpected ineffectiveness of the Iraqi defenses that were encountered. [US Marine commander General Walter BOOMER - comments.] [While touring the battlefield, national security analyst Anthony CORDESMAN - shows why the Iraqi fortifications were not as formidable as expected.] Effectiveness of American weaponry, such as the Apache helicopter, the M1-A1 tank, and tank guns with thermal sights cited. [1st Infantry Division General Thomas RHAME - talks about fuel problems.] [British forces Brigadier Robert McAFEE - talks about taking on Iraqi tanks.] [1st Infantry Division Colonel Tony MORENO - says Iraqi artillery was ineffective.] [While standing on Russian-made vehicle, CORDESMAN - explains weaknesses of these vehicles.] Military's concern that success will breed complacency examined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's report previewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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