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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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