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Persian Gulf War / Military Lessons (Part III) #133815

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 27, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Weak spots in United States military in the Persian Gulf war examined; various military scenes shown. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says first division of troops were not armed heavily enough.] [Brookings Institution Lawrence KORB - comments.] Problems in relying on reservists, with Navy's A-6 planes, with combat deaths from "friendly fire" and with United States intelligence-gathering systems detailed. [Representative Les ASPIN - says reservists needed more training.] [Former Army chief of staff retired General Edward MEYER - says the Air Force will come to be chosen above the Navy in the future.] [Smithsonian Institution Richard HALLION - comments.] [CHENEY - says we never had good information on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's intentions.] Lack of United States undercover agents in Iraq mentioned. [Senator David BOREN - comments.] Pentagon's view on the war reviewed.

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

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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