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Persian Gulf Crisis / United States Military / Saudi Arabia #334725

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 20, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) President Bush and Pentagon reported planning for long-term stay in Saudi Arabia until Iraqi President Saddam Hussein withdraws from Kuwait; scenes shown of first cavalry division loading USS Regalus in Beaumont, Texas; rotation plans detailed. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - comments on planning.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Interview presented with military expert. [Retired General George CRIST - discusses strength of United States troops and need for compromise to avoid war.] Top developments detailed. Death of American soldier in Saudi Arabian jeep accident noted. Olympic Council of Asia reported voting to exclude Iraq from Asian Games which open Saturday. Hussein noted taping his own message for American television; Bush's spokesman's response mentioned. Hussein quoted regarding staying power against United Nations embargo. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) Saudi Arabia reported preparing and paying for long war; windfall from increased oil production noted; details given of costs; United States arms sale mentioned. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Henry SCHULER - comments on increased revenue.] [SAUDI - comments on war.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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