CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 05, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced. (DC: David Martin) Scenes shown of Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci meeting with Kuwait leaders in Persian Gulf. Pentagon sources quoted regarding US mil. reductions in Gulf. Helicopter carrier Okinawa mentioned being first to leave Gulf; details given. Battleship Iowa reported leaving next; details given, scenes shown. Persian Gulf operation costs detailed. United States officials reported asserting Persian Gulf policy hasn't changed.
(Persian Gulf: Anthony Mason) Scenes shown of United States convoy escort in Persian Gulf. New United States policy noted being withdrawal of warships. [USS McClusky Captain John FELLONEY - comments on number of ships in Gulf.] United States ships noted escorting Japanese and Liberian vessels. United States Gulf strategy discussed. Iran's aggression toward neutral ships reviewed; scenes shown. Iranian news agencies quoted. Impact of United States withdrawal upon unprotected ships noted.
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