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Iraq / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Casualties / Saddam’s Secrets #730263

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 06, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The Pentagon’s dispute of media reports of a 2002 military analysis concluding that Iraq had no chemical weapons; the arrival in Baghdad of a team of U.N. nuclear inspectors to assess the damage from looters at a nuclear research facility and the death of an American soldier from an accidental explosion in Iraq noted.

(Chicago: Jim Avila) Military families’ concern that the soldiers still dying in Iraq will be forgotten examined; details given about deaths of Americans since President Bush announced the end of combat, including Maj. Matthew Schram††, Sgt. Thomas Broomhead††, S/Sgt. Michael Quinn††, and Spec. Jose Perez††; scenes shown from the funerals for Schram and Perez. [US Army Material Command Gen. Richard HACK†- eulogizes Schram.] [Schram’s sister Carol BARR†, Perez’s cousin Candice BENAVIDES†- comment.] [On May 1, BUSH – says the major combat operations have ended.] [Sniper victim’s mother Leslie SANDERS††- says if we don’t recognize them, they’ll be forgotten.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: John Irvine) A look at another example of the secret life of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein presented; scenes shown from a compound of seven palaces and the underground tunnel system.

Brokaw, Tom;
Avila, Jim;
Irvine, John

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