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Persian Gulf War / Ground War / Air War #336871

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 11, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush reported meeting with Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell, who have returned from military briefing in Saudi Arabia; details given of decision to postpone ground war; scenes shown of Cheney and Powell with troops. [BUSH - announces continuation of air war.] Diplomatic problems due to bombing examined; Soviet complaints noted. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesman Vitaly CHURKIN, White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER, BUSH - comment on civilian casualties.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraqi minister of religious affairs quoted on civilian casualties. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Richard Threlkeld) Allied bombing examined; comparison of Basra, Iraq, bombing to that of Vietnam war noted; scenes shown. [PILOT, Central Command Brigadier General Richard NEAL - comment.] POWs Army Spec. Melissa Rathbun-Nealy and Spec. David Lockett said taken to Basra; photos shown. British video of storage tank bombing shown. [Royal Air Force Captain Niall IRVING - comments on difficulty in bombing all targets.] Arrival of Afghan mujahedeen fighters, who know how to fight Soviet tanks, noted; scenes shown.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan;
Threlkeld, Richard

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