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A Closer Look (21st Century War) #187858

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 19, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The Pentagon's overhaul of its military training program following the experience in Somalia noted. [Note: Local weather bulletin on screen beginning 5:51:30.]

(Montross, Virginia: Bob Woodruff) Training for the wars of the next millennium featured; scenes shown of a marines' training exercise in Montross, Virginia. [Marine Capts. Sean CLEMENTE, Ted NOVAK - outlines the terrorism exercise in "the three-block war."] [Captain Winston HERON - explains the advantage of training in real towns.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Kosovo: Sheila MacVicar) The involvement of United States troops in a "three-block war" as NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) peacekeepers in Kosovo featured; scenes shown of American soldiers dealing with the people as the only available authority. [PFC Alvin GELVIN, Pvt. Steve HEMER - describe their job in Kosovo.]

Gibson, Charles;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Woodruff, Bob

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