This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraqi president Saddam Hussein reported invading and taking over Kuwait today, claiming revolutionaries' invitation; sanctions from President Bush, Great Britain and USSR , and condemnation from United Nations Security Council detailed. Telephone interview presented with Karen Glass from Kuwait City, Kuwait. White House and Pentagon noted considering options. Report introduced.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Aspen, Colorado: John Cochran) President Bush's position on military intervention reported changing after Aspen, Colorado, meeting with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; scenes shown of Bush with Thatcher. [This morning at White House, BUSH - comments on intervention.] [In Colorado, BUSH - comments on intervention.] [THATCHER - implies United Nations military action if Security Council condemnation is ignored.] After talks in Siberia, USSR , with Secretary of State James Baker, Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze reported agreeing to sanctions; scenes shown. [Senator Christopher DODD - comments on intervention.] House reported adding further sanctions to those requested by Bush; Senate noted giving Bush authority to use emergency oil reserves; Bush warning regarding American oil workers in Kuwait noted. ......
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Pentagon: Fred Francis) Military intervention possibilities examined. State Department reports that some American oil workers are being held by Iraq noted; their rescue reported less likely than action to prevent invasion of other Gulf states. [Kuwaiti ambassador Saud Nasir al-SABAH - asks for United States intervention.] Pentagon officials noted saying no intervention; aircraft carrier Independence and Navy ships expected to be used for blockade. United States backing of Iraq during Iran/Iraq war recalled. [Middle East analyst Shlomo GAZIT - says Iraq will try to take Saudi Arabian oil fields.] United States war supplies noted stored in Saudi Arabia.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview presented with Middle East expert. [In Washington, Council on Foreign Relations Richard MURPHY - comments on Iraqi statements and motivations, United States military options and possibility of hostage-taking.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Syria reported calling Iraq invasion of Kuwait "serious development" and pushing for Arab summit. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) Arab neighbors reported afraid of Iraq; no response to Kuwait appeal for help noted; scenes shown from Saudi Arabian television news; last Gulf war recalled. [Institution of Strategic Studies Colonel Michael DEWAR - says President Saddam Hussein will go no further.] Israel reaction examined; scenes shown from Palestinian uprising, which Israel hopes will now be ignored by US. Israel noted warning United States about Hussein.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview presented. [In Tel Aviv, Israel, Israeli deputy foreign minister Benjamin NETANYAHU - comments on Israeli and international options.] Hussein noted part of attempted assassination of former Iraq ruler. Report introduced.
(London: Tom Pettit) Hussein's background as ruthless dictator examined. [London School of Economics Fred HALLIDAY - compares Hussein to Mussolini and Hitler.] Iraq war against Iran, use of chemical weapons against Iran and Kurds, building of nuclear weapons facility, attempted erection of super gun and attempted smuggling of nuclear weapons detonators recalled. Hussein's promise last week to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of no action against Kuwait noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(New York: Mike Jensen) After news of Iraq invasion of Kuwait, oil prices reported soaring today; scenes shown from Tokyo, London and New York stock markets. [CONSUMERS - comment on oil prices.] 1970's Arab oil embargo recalled; historical scenes shown; current lack of dependence on Iraq and Kuwait oil detailed. [Energy Department West Henson MOORE - comments.] Possibility of inflation and recession if unrest spreads to entire Persian Gulf noted; Federal Reserve Board mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; New York: Mike Jensen) Oil price prospects further examined.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Capitol Hill: Andrea Mitchell; Aspen, Colorado: John Cochran) Iraq invasion of Kuwait effect on United States military spending considered; B-2 bomber reported surviving Senate cut; Congressmen noted criticizing President Bush for not imposing sanctions until now. United States and USSR reported cooperating in this Middle East conflict; possibility of UN Security Council taking military action noted; 1950 United Nations action in Korea recalled.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Capture of former Delta Force commander Marshall Brown reported; details given of rape charges in Rhode Island and North Carolina; scenes shown from Lincoln, Rhode Island. Professional killer training noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Roswell Gilbert reported freed today in Florida because of poor health; details given of murder conviction for shooting wife, who had Alzheimer's disease; scenes shown from Lake Butler, Florida; Roswell quoted.