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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages / Iraqi Troop Buildup #330503

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported saying American hostages could go home if President Bush would curb his "reckless mind." Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Iraqi troop buildup and chance of war examined; details illustrated on screen; scenes shown of tanks leaving Europe for Saudi Arabia. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL, Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS, retired Marines Lieutenant General Bernard TRAINOR (on "Nightwatch") - comment.]

(Baghdad: Martha Teichner) Call up of Iraqi soldiers noted depleting work force; Hussein reported freeing all German hostages and some European contract workers; reasons outlined; medicine exchanged for Swiss hostages noted; government reported ordering farmers to turn over wheat and rice harvests; scenes shown.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) United States troops' reaction to Iraqi troop buildup and hostage releases featured. [Air Force Captain John DOUCETTE, Captain Tony ROCK, Captain Brett WILLIAMS, Lieutenant Colonel Fred PEASE, commander Colonel John McBROOM - have discussion.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Teichner, Martha

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