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Iraq / Helicopter Friendly Fire Incident / Bosnia #598873

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 14, 1994
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(Pentagon: Ed Rabel) Incident over the no-fly zone in northern Iraq in which American F-15s accidentally shot down two US Blackhawk helicopters featured; map shown. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman John SHALIKASHVILI, military analyst James DUNNIGAN - comment on the incident.] Perry said postponing a trip to oversee the investigation of the downing of the helicopters.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Andrea Mitchell) The United States humanitarian mission to help the Kurds in northern Iraq examined; scenes shown from the region. [President CLINTON - lauds those who died trying to save lives; calls for silent prayer.] [Representative Lee HAMILTON - calls for a review of Iraq policy.] The other foreign policy problem in which the Serbs are holding United Nations peacekeepers hostages noted. [CLINTON - says the Serbs are making mistakes in treating the United Nations and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) as adverse combatants.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Rabel, Ed

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