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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Campaign / Refugees / Relief Aid #387232

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 04, 1999
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(Studio: John Roberts) The latest developments in the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) strikes against the Serbs over Kosovo, the refugee problem and the fate of the captured American soldiers outlined on screen.

(White House: Bill Plante) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes against Yugoslavia featured; scenes shown of damages in Belgrade; details given of the mounting criticism that the air war is not enough. [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - says the air operation is being expanded.] [Senator John McCAIN - says the full military might must be used.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - says ground forces will be needed.] [National Security Adviser Samuel BERGER - defends the air campaign.]

(Studio: John Roberts) United Nations estimates on the number of refugees fleeing the area as a result of Serb ethnic cleansing reported; map shown.

(On the Kosovo-Macedonia border: Allen Pizzey) The refugee situation along the Kosovo-Macedonia border featured; scenes shown of the masses of people in a refugee camp. [US refugee coordinator Julia TAFT - outlines a burden- sharing plan with Macedonia.]

(Studio: John Roberts) 747 plane shown being loaded with relief supplies to be taken to Albania.

(Tirana: Randall Pinkston) The arrival of the first shipment of relief aid to the Kosovar refugees in Albania featured. [Air Force General William HINTON, Colonel Cliff BRAY - comment on the supply mission.]

(Studio: John Roberts) United Nations requests for humanitarian aid cited.

Pinkston, Randall;
Pizzey, Allen;
Plante, Bill;
Roberts, John

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