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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 13, 1993
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Decision by President Bush to bomb military targets in Iraq featured; scenes shown of planes taking off for the raid from the USS Kitty Hawk and from bases in Saudi Arabia; maps shown of targets. [US Marines General Joseph HOAR, military analyst James DUNNIGAN - comment on the operation against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] Ordering of a US armored battalion to the Kuwait border mentioned. Series of confrontation between Iraq and United States reviewed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Aboard the Kitty Hawk in the Gulf: Keith Miller) View of the start of the attack from the Kitty Hawk featured; scenes shown of the launching and return of the planes that carried out the mission in conjunction with French and British planes. [Rear Admiral Phillip COADY - cites the mission's goal.] [PILOT - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Bush's view on the air strike in Iraq examined; scenes shown of Bush giving an award to former President Ronald Reagan. [BUSH - says Saddam must abide by the UN resolutions.] [Secretary of State-designate Warren CHRISTOPHER - says President-elect Bill Clinton will insist on compliance.] [CLINTON - opposes political assassination of Saddam.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Miller, Keith

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