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Iraq-US Relations / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Protective Suits #715493

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 30, 2002
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ron Allen) The U.N. weapons inspections at familiar locations in Iraq featured; scenes shown of the motorcade of inspectors & reporters & from a military complex being visited. [UN weapons inspector Demetrius PERRICOS†- talks about going on surprise inspections.] [Former UN weapons inspector David KAY†- downplays surprise inspections.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) US preparations for a possible war with Iraq noted.

(Washington: Rosiland Jordan) The question of whether the suits to protect American soldiers from chemical & biological weapons are defective examined; details given from a GAO report & a letter from Representative Janice Schakowsky† quoted. [Representative Christopher SHAYS - says we need to remind the Pentagon that we need the best equipment.] [SCHAKOWSKY - says the soldiers need as much protection as possible.] Response from the Defense Department about safety suits noted. [NBC News military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- says this is something we are prepared to handle.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Allen, Ron;
Jordan, Rosiland

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