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Persian Gulf Crisis / Syria / United States Military / Operation Imminent Thunder #572382

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 18, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Statement from Syria that its troops in Persian Gulf are there to defend Saudi Arabia and would not join in offense against Iraq reported. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Rick Davis) Operation "Imminent Thunder," a war game for air and amphibious attack on Kuwait, featured; scenes shown from aboard USS Guam and USS Gunston Hall prior to exercise. [Gunnery Sergeant Andrew DILLARD, Major John TOOLAN - comment.] Decision to delay amphibious assault noted; scenes shown of air and land assault of Marines. [Marines Lieutenant Colonel Robert McALEER - comments on exercise and combat.] Role of this exercise in sending message to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein about United States capabilities cited. Lessons of the mission discussed.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Death of another American serviceman in truck accident reported; scenes shown of mobilizing of reserve units for active duty as part of the United States military buildup.

Davis, Rick;
Utley, Garrick

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