This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) First interception of Iraqi ships by US Navy and President Bush's decision to call up some reserves noted.
(Amman: Forrest Sawyer) Audio report on whereabouts of 35 Americans in Baghdad, Iraq, featured; map and photograph shown of Rashid hotel; details given of likelihood that they have been moved to the Al-Mansour Melia Hotel. Iraq terms for these prisoners said to be "restrictees," "restrainees," or "detainees."
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Concern for foreign nationals in Iraq noted.
(State Department: David Ensor) Issue of Americans detained in Iraq and Kuwait featured. [From golf cart, BUSH - says information about Americans in Iraq is vague.] [Representative Les ASPIN - says we have to live with "hostage" problem.] [Brookings Institution William QUANDT - analyzes Bush's position on these Americans.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Forrest Sawyer's interview with an American in Baghdad given. [Mike NICKMAN - says he is worried about safety.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Flight of foreigners leaving Iraq and Kuwait reported; details given of trip by group of nine Americans out of Kuwait across desert to Saudi Arabia.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Decision to call up reserves as support personnel to fill in for specialists sent to the Persian Gulf and activation by Pentagon of civil air reserve fleet reported.
(Saudi Arabia: Sam Donaldson) Arrival of United States military forces in Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown. [Rear Admiral Steve CLAREY - says this force has assault capability.] [Saudi royal family adviser Dr. Ali ALJAHANI - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is an enemy of peace.] [Royal family's Prince Abdullah bin TURKI - comments on role of Jordan's King Hussein.] Scenes shown of Kuwaiti refugees being housed by Saudi Arabia. Saudi's position on Saddam Hussein discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from commander of United States forces in Saudi Arabia, Lieutenant General Charles Horner, about possibility of an Iraqi attack quoted.
(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Military balance in the region as Americans forces build up examined; details given, map shown, of Iraq's military options and counteroptions in case of an Iraqi attack.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview given with Middle East military expert. [Retired Admiral William CROWE - discusses vulnerability and capabilities of American forces in region; talks about military and desert temperatures.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraq reported freeing thousands of Iranian prisoners of war as part of concessions made a few days ago; scenes shown from Iraqi and Iranian TV. Possibility that Iraqi soldiers, pulled back from Iranian positions, could be re-stationed near Kuwait noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States Navy reported stopping two Iraqi freighters off coast of Bahrain.
(In the Gulf: Mike Lee) Patrolling of Persian Gulf waters by United States Navy featured; scenes shown with audio message of Navy ship questioning ships about cargoes and destinations. Iraqi ship in Red Sea, believed heading for port of Aqaba, Jordan, shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrest of seven people in West Germany for helping Iraq buy equipment to make poison gas reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: Stephen Aug) Examples of three businesses benefiting from the crisis in the Persian Gulf featured; scenes shown from Survival Technology, Incorporated, which makes syringes containing antidote for poison gas. [Company president James MILLER - talks about requests.] [Camel Manufacturing Company employee Chris ARNOLD - says factory making protective clothing has gone into overtime.] [Electric car maker Gary STARR - says people are getting tired of their addiction to oil.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Trade deficit figures for month cited. "Stock Market Report".
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Lessons United States can learn about history of the Middle East examined; historical scenes shown from time when Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser stood up to Western powers and nationalized the Suez Canal, thus becoming a hero to Arabs even after his military defeat. [Egyptian journalist Hamdi FOUAD - says the Third World is frightened by American world domination.] [Brookings Institution William QUANDT - comments on bill that will be presented to United States by regimes that are cooperating with us now.] American involvement in Iran reviewed; scenes shown of elected Iranian leader who was deposed in 1953 with support of CIA, of American-backed Shah of Iran, and of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini. United States lesson in Lebanon reviewed; scenes shown of United States Marines landing there in 1982 and being forced out a year later during that nation's civil war. [QUANDT - says Americans are not well-informed about Third World.] Architecture of Jerusalem shown to illustrate how the conquering armies have left their mark on it.