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Persian Gulf Crisis / Kuwait Royal Family / United States Troops #572597

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 05, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Possibility that Pentagon will call up combat reserves for one year duty mentioned; Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported allowing hostages to telephone home; USS Midway noted positioned close enough for air attacks on Iraq. Report introduced.

(Jidda, Saudi Arabia: John Dancy) Secretary of State James Baker reported meeting with exiled Emir of Kuwait Sheik Jaber al-Ahmed al- Sabah, Saudi foreign minister and Saudi Arabian King Fahd to discuss chain of command in event of war; scenes shown from Jidda, Saudi Arabia, meeting, of Syrian mechanized division arriving in Saudi Arabia and of Baker visiting troops. [SABAH - (thru translator) comments.] State Department official quoted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Details given of command structure. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Arthur Kent) Recreational activities of troops in Saudi Arabia and more liberal Gulf states contrasted. [SOLDIERS, (on September 26) General Alfred GRAY - comment on morale.] Recreation noted needed to keep soldiers in shape for war; promise from General H. Norman Schwarzkopf of rotation recalled.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Kent, Arthur

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