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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United States Troops #334526

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Arrival of United States troops in Saudi Arabia and Iraq's announcement of formal annexation of Kuwait reported.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Unprecedented United States military mission featured; scenes shown of planes leaving Fort Bragg, North Carolina. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says the situation is uncertain.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - says United States mission is to take up defensive positions; adds that Iraq is capable of using chemical weapons; comments on future missions.] [Serviceman's WIFE - comments.] Map shown of US Navy ships in or near Persian Gulf region. Number of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's troops inside Kuwait border noted.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Lesley Stahl) Statements from President Bush about US decision to send in troops to protect oil interests featured. [In address, BUSH - comments.] [At press conference, BUSH - says "a line has been drawn in the sand;" talks about possible use of chemical weapons and economic sanctions against Hussein.] [Senators George MITCHELL, Robert DOLE - back Bush.] Findings of CBS News/"New York Times" poll on public support of Bush's decision to send troops to Saudi Arabia cited.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Annexation of Kuwait by Iraq and charges by Iraq that Israel is planning to attack reported; scenes shown of gathering in Saudi Arabia of foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council. [Jordan's King HUSSEIN - says Arab summit needs to be held.] Positions of Great Britain and Egypt on joining United States in establishing a multinational force in region noted; details given of statement from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Description of invasion of Kuwait by an American and of what is happening in Iraq by Americans who have now left Baghdad, Iraq, reported. [From Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, voice of Jim CALVIN - comments on reaction of Kuwaitis.] Scenes shown of six American businessmen arriving at Iraq/Jordan border. [Four AMERICANS - comment.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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