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  • Traveling with the 211th
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    Traveling with the 211th

    Mr. Copeland described the twenty-six days he spent as a news correspondent in Saudi Arabia at the onset of the Persian Gulf crisis. He commented on how the military dealt with press…

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  • Military Life in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Life in Saudi Arabia

    The second day of a three-part look at 211th Military Police National Guard unit was highlighted. After a brief in-studio introduction of John Marsh, the arrival of the 211th Military…

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  • Traveling with the 211th to Saudi Arabia
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    Traveling with the 211th to Saudi Arabia

    Special coverage of the Persian Gulf crisis included interviews with servicemen and women of the 211th Military Police Company from Asheville, North Carolina. The camera crew accompanied…

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  • Traveling with the 211th
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    Traveling with the 211th

    Lieutenant General Conaway described the attitudes of the soldiers and refuted the claim that morale among the troops was low. He cited various statistics about the Army and Air National…

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  • Military and the Media in the Persian Gulf
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    Military and the Media in the Persian Gulf

    Mr. Williams commented on the Asheville videotape and answered questions concerning his role as Pentagon spokesman during Operation Desert Shield. He and Mr. Copeland discussed the…

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  • Local News Coverage of Desert Shield
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    Local News Coverage of Desert Shield

    Mr. Hanna and Mr. McAnulty reported on the status of the Asheville-area troops en route to Saudi Arabia. They discussed the importance of local coverage of a national event and the ability…

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  • Traveling with the 211th
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    Traveling with the 211th

    Viewers asked questions about the social structure of Saudi Arabia, including the restrictions placed upon women and the importance of the Islamic faith to the people. Mr. Copeland…

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  • Traveling with the 211th
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    Traveling with the 211th

    Mr. Copeland commented on the news and information in the Persian Gulf and the impact of the media on the troops. He answered questions concerning censorship and discussed with viewers the…

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  • Traveling with the 211th
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    Traveling with the 211th

    Mr. Copeland continued to describe his experiences in Saudi Arabia. He focused mainly on the demographics of the country, including the habits of the Bedouins, who were the last nomadic…

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  • Traveling with the 211th
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    Traveling with the 211th

    Mr. Copeland continued to answer questions concerning Saudi Arabia. He focused mainly on the work of Captain Sherman and the role of the Pentagon in the Persian Gulf crisis. Many of his…

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  • Military Life in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Life in Saudi Arabia

    Mr. Marsh concluded his discussion with viewers by mentioning the impact of chemical and nuclear weapons and their potential use during Operation Desert Shield. He also answered questions…

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  • Military Life in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Life in Saudi Arabia

    Mr. Marsh explained the political issues involved in the Persian Gulf conflict. He discussed the potential options of the United States in dealing with Iraq and the consequences of certain…

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  • Military Life in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Life in Saudi Arabia

    Mr. Marsh discussed the types of vehicles used in the desert for the American troops. He answered questions about the American government’s concern for human life and the education levels…

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  • Military Life in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Life in Saudi Arabia

    The members of the 211th Military Police unit continued to discuss their initial reactions to life in Saudi Arabia. An entire family of soldiers serving in Operation Desert Shield mentioned…

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  • Military Life in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Life in Saudi Arabia

    Mr. Marsh continued to answer questions regarding the 211th Military Police unit. He addressed viewer concerns about malnutrition among soldiers and the status of the reserve components. He…

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  • Military Life in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Life in Saudi Arabia

    The members of the 211th commented on the adjustments they have had to make once they arrived in Saudi Arabia. They described the intense heat, the lack of water, and the absence of fresh…

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  • Military Life in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Life in Saudi Arabia

    Captain Marsh explained the differences in attitude among the troops in the Gulf from those of other wars. He considered the lack of the draft as a possible reason for the change in troop…

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  • Military Life in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Life in Saudi Arabia

    Captain White explained the duties of the troops upon arrival at Tent City and the length of time they expect to remain at the outpost until they depart for another area of Saudi Arabia.…

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  • Military Life in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Life in Saudi Arabia

    Mr. Marsh commented on the footage he saw of the American troops. While he mentioned that the climate and surroundings were not favorable for military service, he believed that they had…

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  • Traveling with the 211th to Saudi Arabia
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    Traveling with the 211th to Saudi Arabia

    Lt. Col. Hignite concluded his comments on the 211th Military Police Company in Saudi Arabia. He answered questions from viewers concerning the changes in the Armed Forces from the 1920s…

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