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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Military / Urban Warfare #719420

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 13, 2003
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) The number of US troops in the Persian Gulf region & the numbers needed for invasion & occupation of Iraq cited.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The extent of the US military buildup featured. [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says we will have to establish civil order in every village.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR††- says let the inspectors do their task.] The likelihood that the US will take its case for war to the U.N. after January 27 regardless of what the weapons inspections find noted.

(Washington: Peter Jennings) "Road to War?" segment introduced.

(Kuwait: Bob Woodruff) US soldiers training for urban warfare featured; scenes shown of the mock village in Camp New York, Kuwait.

(Washington: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Camp Lejeune: Jeffrey Kofman) The deployment of a marine brigade from at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, featured; scenes shown of troops & vehicles moving. [Operations officer Capt. James CHERRY†, reservist Jeremy SUMMERS‡, wife Tiffany DILLON‡- react to the marines moving out.]

(Washington: Peter Jennings; State Department: Martha Raddatz) The process for signing off for military deployment & the question of whether deployment leads to the inevitability of war discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Woodruff, Bob;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Raddatz, Martha

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