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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Bush / Jordan / Reserves #334334

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 22, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Today's events in Persian Gulf region listed. Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush's news conference in Kennebunkport, ME, reported. [BUSH - comments on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's orders to shut down United States embassy in Kuwait and on United States using force in naval blockade.] United Nations mentioned; Pentagon reported selling F-15 fighters to Saudi Arabia, despite Israeli objections.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) At news conference in Amman, Jordan, King Hussein reported criticizing standoff between United States and Iraq. [King HUSSEIN - talks about negotiations.] Jordan reported closing border with Iraq due to massive influx of refugees. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Bush reported authorizing Pentagon to activate some military reserves; details given. [At news conference BUSH, Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - comment.] Scenes shown from yesterday's departure of medical personnel on hospital ship. [Bethesda Naval Hospital Captain Roberta GRACE - talks about needing reserves to replace those leaving for gulf.] Last military emergency call-up of reserves, in 1968, recalled; Bush noted also authorizing extension of service for those on active duty.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) Reality of reserve active duty featured; scenes shown from Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York. [Two National GUARDSMEN, 105th Military Airlift Group Colonel Paul WEAVER - comment on loss of income.] [National Guard Bureau Lieutenant General John CONAWAY - says they are volunteers.] [Cobb County, Georgia, police Major M.F. TOLER - comments on loss of police patrol force.] [Air Force Reserve Captain Kurt KRAMER - comments.]

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Iraq reported claiming two planes from Saudi Arabia penetrated Iraqi air space. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) Saudi Arabian flight line featured; scenes shown; largest airlift in history noted only five percent of what United States is sending. [US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel C.K. MacPHERSON, four SOLDIERS - comment.]

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Stewart, Jim
Duration:
00:10:10

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