U.S. Persian Gulf Policy

The committee met to discuss U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf region and focused particularly on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Each witness outlined the… read more

The committee met to discuss U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf region and focused particularly on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Each witness outlined the military options for the United States. Mr. Odom discussed the danger of the United States pursuing an offensive strategy and supported measures to impose sanctions, which he believed would be effective. Mr. Spector discussed the possibilities of Iraq developing capabilities for a nuclear bomb over the next four to five months. He explained the various ways that U.S. intelligence could monitor the weapons situation in Iraq. Dr. Graham’s comments focused mainly on the split between the intelligence community and the nuclear weapons design community. He discussed the need to consider Saddam Hussein’s potential actions when the United States would use military force. Mr. Milhollin continued by explaining the impact of the embargo on Iraq and the response it would generate by their armed forces. close

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Program ID:
15177-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 30, 1990 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 03, 1990 | 1:40am EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Nov 30, 1990 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 30, 1990 | 8:20pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 03, 1990 | 1:40am EST | C-SPAN 1
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