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US-Iraq Relations / Air Attack #195512

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 2001
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) United States air attack against Iraq because of the threat from Iraqi anti-aircraft featured; video shown of the bombing over Baghdad; map shown of target areas that contained radar facilities. [Joint Chiefs of Staff director of operations Lieutenant General Gregory NEWBOLD - says Iraq was getting too close to our aircraft; points out the targets were in unoccupied areas; indicates this was a military operation.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Leon, Mexico: Terry Moran) President Bush's first military action against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown of Bush arriving in Mexico. [At joint press conference, BUSH - says Saddam must conform to the agreement he signed after Desert Storm.] [Military analyst Tony CORDESMAN - talks about the message being sent.] Reports that Congressional leaders were upset over not getting word of the attack on Iraq noted.

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
McWethy, John;
Moran, Terry
Duration:
00:06:00

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