Defense Department News Briefing

Mr. Williams discussed the situation in the Middle East. He confirmed that Iraq was increasing its invasion force inside of Kuwait and it… read more

Mr. Williams discussed the situation in the Middle East. He confirmed that Iraq was increasing its invasion force inside of Kuwait and it numbered over 120,000, but declined to detail the size of the United States forces. The spokesman announced that all of the F15 fighter jets and five AWACS surveillance planes that had been sent to Saudi Arabia had arrived. Six United States ships were in the Mediterranean and two aircraft carrier groups were stationed in the Red Sea and the Arabian sea. In addition, all United States troops in the United States had been placed on alert and International Guard forces in several states had been activated. close

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Defense Department News Briefing

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Program ID:
13482-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 09, 1990 | 8:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Aug 09, 1990 | 8:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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