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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / U.N. Weapons Inspections / Military Escalation / Britain #719369

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 11, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The ongoing U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq noted

(Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: Kenley Jones) The deployment of more US troops to the Persian Gulf region featured; scenes shown from Camp Lejeune & other bases; troop statistics cited. [WO & wife Brian & Diana HOLT‡- react.] [Defense Department Rota JOHANSON†- comments on the job.] [Marine Corps retired Lt. Gen. Bernard TRAINOR†- says the movement of troops indicates we are in the countdown mode for a ground attack.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Portsmouth, England: Shellee Smith) The show of support for the war in Britain featured; scenes shown of the Ark Royal ship leaving port. [Sailor's mother Sue BARLOWE†- talks about her daughter.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR††- says he would not commit troops or ships to a war he though unnecessary.] [Defense expert Alex ASHBOURNE†- says Blair is under immense pressure because his party is not one hundred percent behind him.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Jones, Kenley;
Smith, Shellee

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