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Persian Gulf War / Ground War / Cheney-Powell Trip #336855

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 10, 1991
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Return of Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell to United States after weekend meetings in Saudi Arabia to discuss issue of when to start the ground war against Iraq reported. Report introduced.

(Eastern Saudi Arabia: Juan Vasquez) Continuation of the allied air campaign featured; scenes shown of French air force tape of attack on Iraqi bridge. [Royal Air Force group Captain Niall IRVING, United States central command Brigadier General Richard NEAL - comment on the air war.] Reports from captured Iraqi soldiers noted. [Saudi military spokesman Colonel Ahmed al- ROBAYAN - says these troops report low morale and heavy casualties.]

(Studio: Connie Chung) Cheney's comments on impact of air war on Iraqi army quoted.

(Saudi Arabia: Harry Smith) Issue of when the ground war might begin examined; scenes shown of Cheney-Powell visit to Stealth fighter base in Saudi Arabia. [POWELL - talks to troops.] [CHENEY - comments on ground war and the phases of the campaign.] Cheney shown holding up "Bart Simpson" doll from the troops for President Bush.

Chung, Connie;
Smith, Harry;
Vasquez, Juan

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