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Iraq-US Relations / Military Buildup #176980

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 11, 1998
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Announcement by Secretary of Defense William Cohen of a military buildup in the Persian Gulf outlined.

(White House: Sam Donaldson) President Clinton's preparations for a possible military strike against Iraq featured. [At Veterans Days ceremony, CLINTON - says we must be prepared to act if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein does not comply with United Nations weapons inspections.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) The removal of United Nations weapons inspections and other personnel from Iraq featured. [OFFICIAL - says the measure is precautionary.] [Chief United Nations weapons inspector Richard BUTLER - says the atmosphere is hostile.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The United States military buildup reviewed; details given of the underlying assumption that United Nations inspectors will never return to Iraq. [Military analyst Tony CORDESMAN - speaks about getting stuck in a new cold war in the gulf.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles;
MacVicar, Sheila;
McWethy, John

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