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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Iraq's Military / Reserves #576875

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 22, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraq reported claiming air space violated by two aircraft from Saudi Arabia. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Pentagon assessment of Iraq as military opponent examined; performance in Iran-Iraq war noted; scenes shown of Iraqi Scud missiles and new version of United States Patriot missile; poison gas issue mentioned. [At news conference Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - comments.] Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) Call-up of reserves featured; problems for reservists detailed. [Reservist Lieutenant Robin POMMERANTZ - comments.] Chrysler, GM, Mobil Oil, reported announcing extra pay for reservists. [New Orleans, Louisiana, Chamber of Commerce businessman Edward DIEFENTHAL - makes appeal to employers.] [Reservist Charles SHIPLEY - comments on hardships.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) At news conference, President Bush noted offering only low-key suggestion that Americans conserve energy because of crisis. [BUSH - hopes America will continue vacations.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred;
Hager, Robert

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