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Persian Gulf Crisis / Congress / Diplomacy / Military #334939

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Bob Schieffer) Congressional debate on use-of-force authorization for President Bush reported. [Representatives Stephen SOLARZ, Robert MICHEL, Senators George MITCHELL, Arlen SPECTER - make speeches.] Senator John Warner noted reading letter from CIA director William Webster about ineffectiveness of sanctions.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Bill Plante) Secretary of State James Baker reported flying from Geneva to Saudi Arabia to brief gulf allies, discuss timetable for war and solicit more Saudi funding. [In Geneva and Saudi Arabia, BAKER - talks about peace.] United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said leaving for Geneva and Baghdad to offer UN-monitored withdrawal of both Iraqi and allied troops. [BUSH - comments.] Middle East bargaining methods mentioned.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) Reaction of United States and allied forces to increasing chance of war examined; terrorism concern mentioned; scenes shown of British troops on maneuvers last night and from largest air base in Saudi Arabia. [Air Force Colonel David EBERLY, Lieutenant Colonel Charles PLUNKETT, two SOLDIERS - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) United States war strategy against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein outlined; details illustrated on screen. [Former Army chief of staff retired General Edward MEYER; United States Air Force, Europe, former commander retired General Charles DONNELLY; Representative Les ASPIN; Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL; Marines retired General Bernard TRAINOR - explain probable plan.]

Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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