U.S. CENTCOM Military News Briefing

General Schwarzkopf gave reporters an update on U.S. and allied military progress in the Persian Gulf war. He discussed an Iraqi… read more

General Schwarzkopf gave reporters an update on U.S. and allied military progress in the Persian Gulf war. He discussed an Iraqi military offensive against the abandoned Saudi town of Khafji, which the small Iraqi force momentarily occupied before being driven back across the border by U.S. Marines and Arab infantry. He also discussed the results of the two week old air attack operation, which has forced, Gen. Schwarzkopf said, the Iraqis to lose central control of their air defense system. He also announced the air attack to be “on schedule,” and reaffirmed the coalition’s achievement of “air supremacy.” Gen. Schwarzkopf showed a videotape of bombing strikes on Iraqi targets taken from the planes dropping the bombs. The videotape includes footage of a single truck narrowly escaping the destruction of a bridge which was bombed immediately after the truck crossed; Gen. Schwarzkopf called the driver of the truck “the luckiest man in Iraq.” close

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U.S. CENTCOM Military News Briefing

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Program ID:
16102-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
First Aired:
Jan 30, 1991
Last Aired:
Jan 31, 1991

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  • Jan 30, 1991 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 30, 1991 | 5:55pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 30, 1991 | 8:04pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 30, 1991 | 11:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 31, 1991 | 2:20am EST | C-SPAN 2
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