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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / United States Military #330921

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Iraqis reported practicing evacuating Baghdad in case of war with US; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: David Martin) Meeting of Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney with United States troops in Saudi Arabia to talk about possibility of war with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown. [CHENEY - says we may have to use force.] Hussein noted telling German television he will not leave Kuwait by January 15. [Two SOLDERS - talk about "Code Red" alert.] [CHENEY - tells troops outcome will be total victory.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - comments.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(White House: Randall Pinkston) President Bush, his staff and the ongoing war of words featured; scenes shown of Bush meeting with leaders of Gulf coalition nations allied with United States and later with British Prime Minister John Major. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says he is not optimistic about peaceful political resolution.] [MAJOR - talks about the Persian Gulf.] [Representative Les ASPIN - says interests in Persian Gulf are worth going to war for.] Statement from Algerian leaders about Hussein's position quoted. National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft quoted about January 15 deadline.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report that launch attached to USS Saratoga has capsized off Haifa, Israel, mentioned.

Martin, David;
Pinkston, Randall;
Schieffer, Bob

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