U.S. CENTCOM Military News Briefing

U.S. General Schwarzkopf, commander of the U.S. armed forces in the Middle East, spoke to reporters on the final day of the ground campaign… read more

U.S. General Schwarzkopf, commander of the U.S. armed forces in the Middle East, spoke to reporters on the final day of the ground campaign in the Persian Gulf war. He spoke on the military positions and strategy of U.S. and coalition forces in the military conflict against Iraq since August, 1990. Several diagrams of the military buildup and offensive are used by General Schwarzkopf to illustrate his remarks. Later in the briefing, General Schwarzkopf took questions from reporters on the military methods the U.S. used to win the ground offensive. He characterized the flanking maneuvers utilized by the coalition forces in Iraq as a “Hail Mary” option. He states, during questioning, that the purpose of the Persian Gulf war was not only to remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait, but to enforce the United Nations resolutions concerning Kuwait. In response to a reporter’s question on the effectiveness of Saddam Hussein’s tactics in the Persian Gulf war, Gen. Schwarzkopf began his response by exclaiming “Hah!” close

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U.S. CENTCOM Military News Briefing

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Program ID:
16795-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
First Aired:
Feb 27, 1991
Last Aired:
Dec 7, 2002

Airing Details

  • Feb 27, 1991 | 1:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 27, 1991 | 8:04pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 27, 1991 | 11:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 28, 1991 | 2:44am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 02, 1991 | 5:55pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 03, 1991 | 11:02am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 03, 1991 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 2002 | 1:26pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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