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Persian Gulf / United States Policy #315904

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 28, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Reagan administration said postponing implementing agreement with Kuwait to protect its oil tankers in Persian Gulf; details given, scenes shown. USS Stark attack recalled. Findings of joint chiefs of staff said relayed to Congress by General Robert Herres; details outlined. [Representative Larry HOPKINS - cites implications of findings.] Naval chief said acknowledging Stark had recently experienced problems with its missile defense system; basis of criticism of Stark captain mentioned.

(DC: Terence Smith) National security adviser Frank Carlucci and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger reported trying to quell Capitol Hill criticism of President Reagan's failure to keep Congress informed of his Persian Gulf strategy; details given, scenes shown. [Representative James WRIGHT - notes White House acknowledges its responsibility to Congress] [Senator Robert DOLE - cites Republican criticism of United States policy in area; questions why United States should provide free escort service for other countries' oil shipments.] Recommendations mentioned. [Senator Robert BYRD - calls for support by American public of any such policy.]

Martin, David;
Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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