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A Closer Look (Battle for Baghdad) #725319

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 03, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The issue of a street fight in Baghdad introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) The strategy for an urban fight in Baghdad examined; scenes shown to illustrate the dangers in the streets; details given of the technological advantages for the US forces. [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says the enemy knows the terrain & the risk is always there.] [Teal Group aerospace analyst Richard ABOULAFIA†- talks about collateral damage.] [Consultant John HILLEN†- comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Taped interview held with Brig. Gen. James Meade, who led US troops in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1982. [MEADE - says it is difficult to differentiate between soldiers & citizens in an urban setting; predicts a 10-15 percent casualty figure.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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