CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 07, 1990
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Captain Linda Bray recalled commanding police platoon that took part in combat in Panama and thus raising anew the issue of women in combat in the US military. [BRAY - says the women have made a statement in Panama.] [US Army Private Christina PROCTOR - describes her reactions.] [Representative Patricia SCHROEDER - says today everything is combat.] [US forces in Panama commander general Maxwell THURMAN - discusses the issue.] [Former assistant defense secretary Lawrence KORB - says we have to replace an absurd situation.] Scenes shown of fighting in Panama and of women training for combat. [SCHROEDER - says it is an economic issue about equal opportunity for women.] Positions of President Bush and Defense Department on issue noted. [BRAY - comments on what happened in Panama.] [PROCTOR - says she is a better shot than most of the men in her platoon.]
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.