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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Jordan / Reserves / Restrictees #334231

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 15, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Developments in Persian Gulf crisis reviewed. President Bush reported meeting tomorrow with Jordan's King Hussein at Kennebunkport, ME. Report introduced.

(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Audio-only report given of situation in Baghdad, Iraq. Plight of Americans held in Iraq examined; scenes shown from Iraqi television; Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's peace overtures to enemy Iran detailed. Iraqis reported hoping King Hussein will convince Bush that Saddam Hussein can be trusted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Wyatt Andrews) Bush's speech at Pentagon reported. [BUSH - comments on Saddam Hussein's actions and international sanctions blockade.] Scenes shown of King Hussein arriving in Washington, DC. [Arab League ambassador Clovis MAKSOUD - comments on King Hussein's trip here.] White House resentment of Jordan's allowing food shipments to Iraq noted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) At Pentagon briefings, Joint Chiefs of Staff reported recommending Bush call up reserves and extend tours of duty; details given; photos shown. [Saudi SOLDIER - talks about heat.] [SOLDIER - comments on deployment.] Operation "Desert Shield" detailed; scenes shown from Saudi Arabia. [SOLDIER, military analyst retired General George CRIST - comment.] Scenes shown of Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Army's 101st Airborne division on highway and USS Kennedy battle group in Norfolk, Virginia, all leaving for Persian Gulf.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) Pentagon activation of "weekend warriors," military reserves, examined; details outlined on screen. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - comments on those who have volunteered.] [Defense analyst David GRISSMER - says this will test public support.] Historical scenes shown from prior National Guard combat; reserves compared to regular army. [Georgia brigade commander Colonel William A. HOLLAND, United States Army guard colonel Dr. Paul MEYER - comment.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Iraqis reported appearing to harden stand against letting foreigners out of Iraq and Kuwait. Report introduced. ......

(State Department: Bill Plante) Concern by families of Iraq and Kuwait restrictees featured. [Hostage's wife Marjorie WALTERSCHEID, father and husband Madhavarao MURIKIPUDI - criticize Bush administration's lack of action.] [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments.] [Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - explains that Iraq is too busy to help.] Issue of not calling restrictees "hostages" noted.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stewart, Jim

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