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Iraq-US Relations / War Plan / Chemical Warfare / FBI Sweep #720344

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 24, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The day’s major diplomatic developments in the showdown with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reviewed.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The Defense Department’s war plan featured; details given of the “shock & awe” concept involving massive numbers of precision-guided missiles dropped on Baghdad, beginning on “A-Day.” [National Defense University Harlan ULLMAN†- explains how the concept is intended to wear down the Iraqi leadership physically, emotionally and psychologically.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(London: Mark Phillips) Evidence that Saddam is preparing a counter-offensive involving the destruction of his oil fields & a strike against invading troops with poison gas examined. [Iraqi National Coalition Albert YELDA†- shows smuggled Iraqi documents containing chemical warfare plans.] [Former U.N. weapons inspector Steve BLACK†- says the plans fit with expectations.] [Terrorism expert M.J. GOHEL†- says Saddam is trying to frighten coalition forces coming into Iraq.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The FBI’s hunt for people of Iraqi origin in the US, aimed at uncovering terrorist cells, reported.

Rather, Dan;
Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark

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