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Saudi Arabia / United States Military / Medical Readiness #330560

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 24, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Death of another American soldier in Saudi Arabia in truck collision reported; scenes shown of medical reserve unit leaving Washington, DC, for Persian Gulf. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Stewart) State of medical readiness for a war in Persian Gulf examined; scenes shown from Vietnam war. [Army Surgeon General Lieutenant General Frank LEDFORM - cites types of wounds to be expected.] [Former Pentagon official Dr. John BEARY - predicts early casualties.] Nature of a war in region described; scenes shown from 1983 bombing of Marine base in Lebanon, where medical system broke down.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Takeoff of A-10 anti-tank jets for deployment in the gulf reported; scenes shown.

Reporter(s):
Schieffer, Bob;
Stewart, Jim
Duration:
00:03:30

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