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Iraq-US Relations #371540

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Sep 15, 1996
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Kuwait: Tom Fenton) The crisis between the United States and Iraq updated; details given of the continued United States military buildup in the Persian Gulf region while Secretary of Defense William Perry tries to hold together the collapsing coalition against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [PERRY - comments on Saddam's actions and promises; affirms that more missile strikes are an option.] The unanimous view in Kuwait that Saddam is a threat to the oil- rich nation's security noted. [Kuwaiti OFFICIAL - comments.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) The political war of words over United States policy with Iraq during this election year examined. [President CLINTON - says Saddam has managed to survive.] [Representative Newt GINGRICH - questions Clinton's policy.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(New York: Richard Threlkeld) The cost of the latest United States confrontation with Saddam detailed; statistics cited on the expense of running a carrier battle group, the cruise missiles and the hourly cost of flying B-52s and Stealth fighters. [Center for Defense Information retired Admiral John SHANAHAN - lays out the daily cost in millions.] [Council on Foreign Relations Gideon ROSE - says protecting the flow of oil is in the national interest.]

Fenton, Tom;
Plante, Bill;
Roberts, John;
Threlkeld, Richard

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