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Persian Gulf Crisis / United States Military / USSR / Hostages #330712

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush reported ordering open- ended deployment of more troops, tanks and ships to Persian Gulf; details given of offensive option. [BUSH, Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - make announcements.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) New deployments examined; scenes shown from Fort Riley, Kansas. [CHENEY - says divisions will come from both Europe and US.] [SOLDIER, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - comment.] Cheney reported calling up reserves for possible combat duty; prior deployments of reserves for non-combat duty reviewed. [CHENEY - comments on additional training.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Bill Plante) Secretary of State James Baker reported visiting USSR to win backing from President Mikhail Gorbachev for UN Security Council resolution allowing use of force; scenes shown from Moscow and Gorbachev's country house. [Soviet foreign minister Eduard SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) comments.] [BAKER - comments on talks.] Allies said telling Baker to wait for sanctions to work.

(Studio: Dan Rather; White House: Wyatt Andrews; Pentagon: David Martin) Significance of new deployment and likelihood of war discussed; General H. Norman Schwarzkopf quoted; Bush's responsibility to consult with Congress regarding war noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported firing army chief of staff, replacing him with head of personal guard; scenes shown of Hussein meeting with former West German chancellor Willy Brandt; Iraq noted agreeing to release more Western hostages.

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:10:00

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