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Iraq War / Military Campaign / The Front Lines / Arkin Interview #724661

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The latest developments in the war with Iraq reviewed; animated map shown of the advance on Baghdad.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The military campaign in Iraq reviewed; details given of an apparent civilian uprising against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in the city of Basra; map shown of the advance toward Karbala; battle scenes shown. [Voice of GMTV reporter Richard GAISFORD†- describes the battle at Basra.] [US Central Command Maj. Gen. Victor RENUART†- comments on the strategy for controlling Basra.] [NBC News analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- comments on concerns that US forces will be outnumbered by Republican Guard troops at Baghdad.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – says this is a good plan.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(With the 1st Marines: Chip Reid) Telephone report on the long day of hard fighting for the 1st Marine Division featured; details given about firefights near the town of Al Hillah†.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Nasiriyah: Kerry Sanders) The battle at An Nasiriyah reviewed; details given about the Iraqi troops’ chemical protection suits and possible use of civilians as shields; satellite photo shown of the hospital where US Marines were ambushed; scenes shown of a cache of weapons found at the hospital.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(With the 3rd Infantry Division: David Bloom) The 3rd Infantry’s frustrating day of trying to prepare for the advance on Baghdad during a vicious sandstorm featured; scenes shown. [US Army PFC Bradley RHODES†, Pvt. Steven HERBSTEREITH†- comment on the harsh weather conditions.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Live discussion held with military expert William Arkin† about the US military strategy; map shown. [ARKIN – explains the three-pronged approach on Baghdad; comments on the unexpected fierce fighting in southern Iraq; says there has been a parachute jump in the west; summarizes the progress of the battle plan.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Reid, Chip;
Sanders, Kerry;
Bloom, David

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