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Persian Gulf War / POWs / Air Strikes #335064

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 21, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraq reported saying allied prisoners of war will be used as human shields at targets inside Iraq. Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush's response reported. [Captured pilots Jeffrey ZAUN, Clifford ACREE, Guy HUNTER - make statements on Iraqi TV.] Charges of mistreatment noted. [BUSH, British Prime Minister John MAJOR - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) State Department reported delivering condemnation to Iraqi charge d'affaires Khalid al-Shewayish. [SHEWAYISH, Iraqi ambassador to Great Britain Azmi al-SALIHI - respond to charges of violating Geneva Conventions.] Audio heard of Hunter's wife Mary Hunter commenting on his statement; military code of conduct noted allowing for talking under stress of torture. [Former Vietnam war POW Sam JOHNSON, Haifa University Amatzia BARAM, Zaun's friend Lieutenant K.J. BRAITHWAITE - talk about torture.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Further analysis presented on appearance of POWs. [Former Air Force chief of staff retired General Michael DUGAN - describes injuries that may be sustained during aircraft ejection.] British military officials quoted on Iraqi airfields and aircraft still usable. [Colonel Harold HORNBURG - comments on statements made by POWs.] Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Martha Teichner) Preparation for ground war featured; scenes shown of troops practicing with M1-A1 Abrams tanks and Apache helicopters. [Tank crew MEMBER, Army Captain Dana PITTARD - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Defense Department video of air strikes against Iraq featured; scenes shown of view from camera on "smart" missile.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Teichner, Martha

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