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Persian Gulf Crisis / Dugan Firing #577242

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 17, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) After consulting with President Bush, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney reported firing Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael Dugan due to remarks about Pentagon plan to bomb Baghdad, Iraq and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; remarks quoted on screen; ban against assassinations noted; plan illustrated on screen. [CHENEY - comments on what we never discuss.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Bush's response to Dugan's firing and strategy in Persian Gulf crisis examined; desire to assure allies that US wants to avoid war noted; statements from French President Francois Mitterrand and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl about economic sanctions mentioned; Bush reported willing to discuss United Nations air blockade. [BUSH - comments on Iran's assurances of sanctions compliance; talks about government-orchestrated demonstrations against his Iraqi television message.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; White House: John Cochran) European nations reported expelling Iraqi military attaches; conversation between Bush and Mitterrand noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ed Rabel) Government-sponsored demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq, examined; scenes shown; Western influence on Iraq, illustrated by "video wars," featured. [Arab author Jabra Ibrahim JABRA - comments on resentment of United States political and economic impositions.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Rabel, Ed

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