× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Persian Gulf / US #560727

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 16, 1988
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pentagon officials reported announcing battleship Iowa and two other ships returning to United States from Persian Gulf. United States fleet's protection of Kuwaiti tankers reviewed. Report introduced.

(DC: Fred Francis) Pentagon officials quoted regarding Iraqi threats to US security in Gulf. Iranian silkworm missiles and gunboats mentioned. Iraqi jets shown flying toward United States warships; details given. USS Stark incident recalled; scenes shown. [Assistant Defense Secretary Richard ARMITAGE - says emergency meeting with Iraqi officials necessary.] New Gulf command ship mentioned being USS Coronado. No. of United States ships in Gulf noted being reduced. Pentagon officials reported emphasizing United States Gulf policy remains intact. [ARMITAGE - comments on policy.] No. of allied ships in Gulf given. No. of successful convoys discussed. Admiral quoted regarding Iranian mine hitting Kuwaiti tanker in July 1987.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred
Duration:
00:02:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.