U.S. CENTCOM Military News Briefing

Brig. Gen. Neal spoke to reporters the day following President Bush’s declaration of a conditional cease-fire in the… read more

Brig. Gen. Neal spoke to reporters the day following President Bush’s declaration of a conditional cease-fire in the Persian Gulf war. The cease-fire was made on the condition that Iraqi troops not fire upon coalition forces, that they disarm themselves and withdraw from Kuwait, and all coalition P.O.W.'s be released by Iraq. Brig. Gen. Neal said 42 Iraqi divisions had been rendered militarily ineffective by coalition forces. U.S. forces took defensive positions as of midnight, January 28 E.S.T., 8:00 A.M. Iraqi time. Brig. Gen. Neal reaffirmed the U.S. troops' willingness to attack Iraqi forces who fire upon them, and said Iraqi soldiers would be able to withdraw to Iraq with weapons as long as they do not show hostile intent toward coalition forces. close

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U.S. CENTCOM Military News Briefing

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Program ID:
16840-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
First Aired:
Feb 28, 1991
Last Aired:
Mar 1, 1991

Airing Details

  • Feb 28, 1991 | 10:32am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 28, 1991 | 5:30pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 28, 1991 | 8:36pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 01, 1991 | 12:15am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 01, 1991 | 2:10am EST | C-SPAN 1
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