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Iraq / US Offensive / Security / Untold Stories #741903

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 14, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jim Maceda) The US military’s counterattack against Iraqi insurgents and Saddam Hussein sympathizers, Operation Iron Hammer, featured; characteristics of the AC-130 Spectre gunship outlined; scenes shown of a destroyed Republican Guard building and of US troops on raids on Tikrit. [1st Armored Division Col. Russell GOLD†- comments on the offensive.] [4th Infantry Division Lt. Col. Steven RUSSELL†- comments on the arrest of suspects in the downing of a Black Hawk helicopter last Friday.] [President BUSH – says the enemy has changed tactics so we’re changing our response.] A warning from an Iraqi cleric that the US offensive could backfire noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Kerry Sanders) New construction in Baghdad aimed at enhancing security featured; scenes shown of concrete barriers called blast walls lining roads; details given of threats by insurgents against the companies that make the walls. [1st Armored Division Spc. Joseph DUFFY†- comments on the danger.] [Iraqi WOMAN – says she feels like she’s in prison.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Ft. Stewart, Georgia: Jim Avila) The story of the bravery of Capt. Zan Hornbuckle, an unsung hero, featured; scenes shown of fighting during an ambush by Saddam loyalists on April 7. [HORNBUCKLE††, US Army task force 315 Capt. Christopher HARRIS†, SFC Vincent PHILLIPS†- recall the firefight.] [Military historian Williamson MURRAY††- calls Hornbuckle’s leadership an extraordinary piece of heroism.] [NBC News cameraman Craig WHITE††- talks about Hornbuckle’s actions during the fight.] [HORNBUCKLE – says he never saw defeat in anyone’s face.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Maceda, Jim;
Sanders, Kerry;
Avila, Jim

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