This program is 26 minutes long
(USS Independence: Dan Rather) Developments in Persian Gulf during last forty-eight hours reviewed. Great Britain and Australia reported saying they will join United States interdiction effort against Iraq; France noted declining; Defense Department reported sailing a fourth carrier to Gulf next week; Israel reported charging Jordan is allowing Iraqi supply shipments. USS Independence aircraft carrier featured; details given of fighting capabilities; scenes shown. [Two SAILORS - comment.] [Independence battle group commander Rear Admiral Jerry UNRUH - tells sailors of chemical weapons concern.] [Two SAILORS - show high morale.] Report introduced.
(Washington: David Martin) President Bush's administration's statements regarding international blockade enforcement of United Nations economic sanctions reported. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments on humanitarian aid shipments.] Jordan's King Hussein's allowing food shipments mentioned; likelihood of Iraq exporting oil through Jordanian Gulf of Aqaba noted. Prospect of long-term oil price rise reported causing Bush to interrupt Maine vacation tomorrow and return to Washington, DC, for Gulf and budget talks; scenes shown. Pentagon reported continuing shipment of soldiers to Saudi Arabia; scenes shown of ship leaving Savannah, Georgia; details outlined on screen. [Saudi Arabian ambassador Prince BANDAR - comments on United States troops.] Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney noted leaving for Saudi Arabia on Friday.
(Persian Gulf: Doug Tunnell) Western naval buildup blockading all shipments to and from Iraq examined. Saudi Arabia reported taking its first step, turning away Iraqi oil tanker from pipeline terminal at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, on Red Sea. [Iraqi diplomat Abdul Razzak al- HASHIMI - says we will remember who participated in blockade.] Great Britain reported saying it will use force if necessary. [Middle East oil analyst Paul GIGNOUX - comments on United States capabilities.] United States warplanes noted low on fuel.
(USS Independence: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(State Department: Bill Plante) State Department officials and Iraqi ambassador reported discussing Iraqi promise to allow foreigners to leave Kuwait. [TUTWILER - lists nationalities allowed to leave.] Issue of not calling detained Americans "hostages" mentioned; number of Americans who have escaped noted. [Iraqi-American Dr. Ghazi SHABA, Edna SHABA - talk about escape.] Audio heard of Voice of America radio warnings against escaping; photograph shown of British citizen who was shot and killed yesterday in convoy; Iraqi guards noted turning back large American caravan from Saudi border.
(New York: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jim Stewart) Cost of Operation "Desert Shield" examined; President Bush noted talking to economic advisers tomorrow; cost details outlined on screen; Navy battleship Wisconsin mentioned. [Defense budget project Alexis CAIN, Senator Alan DIXON - comment.] Pentagon official quoted.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Top American commander quoted regarding size and speed of United States buildup in Saudi Arabia. Report introduced.
(London: Anthony Mason) Iraqi army strengths and shortcomings examined; war with Iran recalled. [Retired Iraqi army colonel Selim FAKHRI - comments on lack of air support.] [International Institution of Strategic Studies Colonel Michael DEWAR - talks about early warning system.] [Military analyst retired General George CRIST - comments on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's probable ground war strategy.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv: Martha Teichner) Palestinians frustrated with Israeli domination reported supporting Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; scenes shown of demonstrations. [Occupied territories NURSE - comments on baby named after Hussein.] [PALESTINIAN, Palestinian leader Ziad Abu ZIAD - talk about hero Hussein.] Palestinians working in Kuwait and sending money to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) mentioned; scenes shown of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat embracing Hussein.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Anticipating shortages because of international embargo, Iraqis reported continuing stockpiling food; details given. Report introduced.
(Aldine, Texas: Scott Pelley) Embargo's effect on United States farming and transportation industries examined; details illustrated on screen; scenes shown from Brazoria County, Texas, farms. [Rice farmer Jacko GARRETT, wheat farmer Bill WARREN, exporter Vincent MORALES, United States of America Rice Council James WILLIS - comment.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) In an effort to cut Pentagon costs, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney quoted regarding reducing Navy purchase of certain submarines and destroyers; details given.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Fire at New York utilities substation reported causing power failure in Wall Street district; details given; scenes shown of people walking across Brooklyn Bridge as subways not operational.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Pakistan reported battling Indian troops along cease-fire line in Kashmir, India; Pakistani and Indian officials quoted.
(USS Independence: Dan Rather) Experience of working aboard an aircraft carrier featured; scenes shown from inside USS Independence. [MECHANIC - talks about work.] [SAILOR - says "hi Mom and Dad".]