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Iraq / United States Missile Attack / Baghdad / Clinton / Kuwait Border #346929

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 17, 1993
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Map shown of today's United States military actions in Iraq.

(Baghdad: Bob Simon) United States cruise missile attack on a nuclear weapons plant near Baghdad, Iraq, featured; scenes shown from the night sky and of the damages from the explosion at the Rashid Hotel that injured civilians. President Bush's intention of giving Iraqi President Saddam Hussein one last lesson and the likely uproar from the Islamic nations to the hotel explosion discussed.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The United States view of the missile attack on the multi-billion dollar weapons factory examined; map shown. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - describes what the plant does and why it was hit.] Action in the air over the northern "no-fly" zone of Iraq reviewed; animated map shown. How the explosion at the hotel may be backtracked discussed.

(Studio: Connie Chung) UN's rejections of Iraq's latest conditions for United Nations flights reported.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(White House: Susan Spencer) President-elect Bill Clinton's position on Iraq and today's missile attack featured; scenes shown of his bus trip through Virginia. [On the bus, CLINTON - says he has been briefed about Iraq.] [FITZWATER - says Clinton has been informed.] Clinton's statements about Iraq quoted.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Iraq reported dismantling six posts along the disputed border with Kuwait; map shown.

(Kuwait: Tom Fenton) Arrival of United States troops in the Kuwaiti desert near the border featured; scenes shown of the men and vehicles readying for training exercises there. [3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry commander Colonel Leon LAPORTE, sergeant James ROYSTER, Spc. Joel LANDRY - comment on their mission.]

Chung, Connie;
Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Simon, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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