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A Closer Look (Iraq Attack) #178135

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 17, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Clinton's speech today in which he said a military attack would leave Iraqi President Saddam Hussein significantly worse off than he is now reported.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) How the mission against Iraq would take place examined; Air Force cockpit video from the Persian Gulf war shown. Targets of a missile attack outlined on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Discussion held with ABC News military analyst Tony Cordesman about what would happen after an attack on Iraq. [CORDESMAN - describes the extent of Saddam's military and the production sites where biological weapons could be made.]

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) The ongoing United Nations weapons inspections in Iraq reviewed. [Former official Tim TREVAN, "Jane's Defence Weekly" Paul BEAVER - comments on inspections.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Sam Donaldson) The reasons for a military strike against Iraq discussed.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila;
McWethy, John

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