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Persian Gulf Crisis / Bush Visit / United States Troops #330518

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 21, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) President Bush's Thanksgiving visit with troops previewed; Report introduced.

(Jidda, Saudi Arabia: Wyatt Andrews) Bush reported beginning talks in Saudi Arabia with Arab leaders, from whom he is seeking backing for UN approval of military action against Iraq; scenes shown of Bush in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, and with exiled Emir of Kuwait Sheik Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah; positions of France and President Mikhail Gorbachev noted. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) calls for United Nations Security Council meeting.] Photos shown of atrocities done by Iraqi invaders. [BUSH - comments.] Bush noted agreeing to meet Syrian President Hafez al-Assad despite terrorist tendencies.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Possible shipment of more troops in response to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's buildup reported; Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell quoted. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) Organization of expanded deployment featured; scenes shown. ["Desert Shield" logistician Major General Gus PAGONIS, General H. Norman SCHWARZKOPF - talk about logistics.]

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Training of most-exposed 4th Cavalry 24th Infantry Division featured; scenes shown. [SOLDIER, Army Lieutenant Colonel Glynn POPE - comment on possibility of Iraqi surprise attack during holiday.] [SOLDIER - thinks about meal at home.] Pentagon freeze on all departures from and transfers within Army reported.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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