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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Bush / Jordan / United States Troops #576737

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Developments in Persian Gulf crisis listed; President Bush's response to suggestion of moving naval blockade command to United Nations noted. Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Bush reported returning to Washington for briefings; Jordan's King Hussein noted arriving in Kennebunkport, ME, on Thursday, bringing message from meeting with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; Jordan said looking for United States economic help to enforce sanctions against Iraq. [BUSH - comments on diplomatic solution; considers closing port of Aqaba, Jordan.] Economic advisers reported briefing Bush on Persian Gulf crisis addition to budget deficit. [BUSH - attacks Congressional Democrats on budget talks.] Democratic response noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Troops from Fort Benning, Georgia, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, mentioned. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Size of United States military operation in Saudi Arabia examined; scenes shown. [SOLDIER - comments on chemical weapons concern.] [SOLDIER - shows high morale.] [SOLDIER - talks about confusion over who in multinational force gives order to shoot.] Naval blockade commanders' lack of precise orders reported; scenes shown of Naval reserve ships ordered out of mothballs in Norfolk, Virginia, of tanks at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and of Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney thanking departing troops in Savannah, Georgia. [CHENEY - answers question of why they are going.] Bush noted visiting Pentagon for military briefing and detailed orders finalizing tomorrow.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Jordan-Iraq border: Dennis Murphy) Importance of road from Aqaba, Jordan, to Baghdad, Iraq, examined; scenes shown of trucks carrying goods across Iraqi border. [Three TRUCKERS - (two through translator) talk about cargoes.] King Hussein reported receiving credentials of new US ambassador, Roger Harrison; scenes shown from palace ceremony. Question of blockading port of Aqaba noted. [King Hussein's brother Crown Prince HASSAN - comments on Western compensation for sanctions against Iraq.] Turkey noted getting two million dollars in aid for sanctions compliance.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Fort Stewart Army officials' shopping spree featured; scenes shown; K Mart shopping list outlined on screen.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Murphy, Dennis

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