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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Attack #722866

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 03, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pentagon report on US-Iraq exchanges of fire in the "no-fly" zone noted.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) Reports from military & civilian sources that the US could go to war as early as late next week previewed; details given of the administration's view that diplomacy is going nowhere.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) The White House hard-line view that diplomacy is coming to a close as weapons inspections have basically ended examined. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says we cannot trust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Adana, Turkey: Jim Sciutto) Turkey's decision not to let the US deploy troops there reviewed; scenes shown of street protests against war; details given of Turkey's specific concerns.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The Pentagon's plans for troop movement without bases in Turkey featured; details given about this "Plan B" using Kurdish airfield sites in northern Iraq. [Brookings Inst. James STEINBERG†- comments on strategy.] [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says Iraq can now pull units out of the north.] [ABC producer Kevin McKIERNAN†- shows the concrete airfield.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Moran, Terry;
Sciutto, Jim

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