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Persian Gulf / United States Convoys, Mines #317182

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Pentagon reported naming Admiral Dennis Brooks to command US task force in Persian Gulf.

(Persian Gulf: Tom Fenton) Contd. United States naval buildup in gulf described, shown. Status of United States minesweeping operation and implications of "Jane's Defence Weekly"'s claim that Iran is laying influence mines examined; details given, scenes shown. Influence mines explained, illustrated. ["Jane's" editor Paul BEAVER - notes significance of new developments.] Pollution problems created by mines discussed as illustrated by oil spill when Texaco Caribbean hit mine; details given, scenes shown. USSR 's apparent strategy in region considered.

Fenton, Tom;
Schieffer, Bob

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