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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Hostages / Blockade / Marines #334305

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 1990
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(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Today's major developments in Persian Gulf crisis listed; scenes shown from Baghdad, Iraq, monument commemorating those who died in Iran-Iraq war. Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush reported acknowledging that Americans detained in Iraq are hostages, preparing Americans for a stalemate, accusing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein of violating his religion and implying that using Americans as human shields will not deter a military attack; scenes shown of Bush in Baltimore, Maryland. [BUSH - makes speech.]

(State Department: Mark Phillips) Iraq reported taking more American and British citizens from hotels in Kuwait City, Kuwait and demanding all embassies closed by weekend; Great Britain noted refusing. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER, British foreign secretary Douglas HURD, father of hostage David COLLINS, mother of hostage Melinda TURNER - comment.] State Department reported widening travel advisory; scenes shown from Amman, Jordan; audio heard from Voice of America radio broadcast warning against fleeing.

(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) United States military moves and maneuvers in Persian Gulf area detailed. USS Reid and other Navy blockade warships reported shadowing two Iraqi oil tankers, headed for Iraq's ally Yemen, who have ignored warning shots; audio heard from communication with tanker. [BUSH - comments.] Bush noted hoping United Nations will authorize use of force and expected to order limited call-up of military reserves tomorrow.

(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Report introduced. ......

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) 7th Marine Expeditionary Brigade featured; scenes shown from Saudi Arabia. [Marine Major General John HOPKINS - comments on preparedness.] [Three MARINES - comment on mission.] [Lieutenant Colonel Jim MATTIS - comments on comparison to Vietnam war.]

(With Marines at sea: Jim Stewart) 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade, leaving Morehead City, North Carolina, featured; special training noted; scenes shown. [Four MARINES - say what they expect.] [Rear Admiral John LaPLANTE - comments on saying goodbye.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Stewart, Jim

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