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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 27, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Bob Schieffer) President Bush reported having his defense secretary and joint chiefs of staff chairman decline to appear at Senate hearings into Persian Gulf policy; concern that Senator Sam Nunn is launching presidential bid noted; question of whether Bush will seek Congressional approval for war against Iraq mentioned. [NUNN, Senator John McCAIN, former defense secretary James SCHLESINGER, Senator John GLENN - speak at hearing.] Congressional support for no action beyond economic sanctions noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) Two days before vote on use of force against Iraq, United Nations Security Council reported hearing of atrocities committed by Iraqi troops inside Kuwait; scenes shown of President Mikhail Gorbachev with Saudi Arabian foreign minister Prince Saud al- Faisal; United States and USSR noted already agreeing on deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - explains resolution.] [Kuwaiti ambassador to United Nations Mohammad ABULHASAN, Dr. Essa IBRAHIM - describe atrocities.] Secretary of State James Baker reported inviting Cuban representative to New York; announcement that Chinese foreign minister will visit Washington, first visit since Tiananmen Square massacre, noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported allowing Muhammad Ali to take hostages back to US; scenes shown of Hussein greeting Ali. Report introduced. ......

(New York: Richard Threlkeld) Class compositions of all-volunteer military and, more democratic, drafted troops compared; scenes shown of soldiers and families crying during departure from Fort Jackson, SC. [Cato Institution Doug BANDOW, former Navy secretary James WEBB, three SOLDIERS, basic training officer Lieutenant Colonel Dennis KENNEDY - comment.]

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Threlkeld, Richard

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