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Iraq / Kuwait Border / United States Response #354095

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Oct 09, 1994
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(Studio: Edie Magnus) Reports introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The response of President Clinton's administration to a possible Iraqi invasion of Kuwait featured; scenes shown of Marines leaving for the Persian Gulf while the United States military deployment is outlined. [United States Marine Corps Colonel Steve SIMPSON - comments.] [On "Face the Nation", Secretary of Defense William PERRY - cites readiness; affirms that Iraq would be defeated should it enter Kuwait.] [White House Chief of Staff Leon PANETTA - comments.] Today's meeting of Clinton and staff to decide what to do if President Saddam Hussein invades or does not invade discussed.

(Studio: Edie Magnus) Iraq's view that it wants a diplomatic solution to economic sanctions noted.

(Kuwait City: Mark Phillips) United States and allied readiness in and around Kuwait examined; weaponry shown in motion. [US Army Colonel Bob SMALSER - affirms belief in Kuwaiti troops.] [Kuwait minister of information Sheik Saud Nasir al-SABAH - calls it deja vu with the Iraqis.] The prudent response of the Kuwaiti people noted. [MAN - comments.]

(Studio: Edie Magnus) Report introduced.

(Hunter Army Air Field: Dana King) The preparations of the 24th Mechanized Infantry at Fort Stewart, Georgia, to do battle with Saddam featured; scenes shown of the troops readying to fly out of nearby Hunter Air Force Field, Georgia. [Pfc. Robert RAMSEY, gulf vet S/sergeant BROSSIA, SOLDIER, task force commander Lieutenant Company Steve HICKS - comment on the mission.]

King, Dana;
Magnus, Edie;
Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark

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