Defense Department News Briefing

Mr. Cheney and General Powell detailed the attack on Iraq by U.S. forces which began earlier in the evening. Mr. Cheney said the objectives of… read more

Mr. Cheney and General Powell detailed the attack on Iraq by U.S. forces which began earlier in the evening. Mr. Cheney said the objectives of the attack were to hit only military targets, minimize American casualties and minimize the casualties of Iraqi and Kuwaiti civilians. The focus of the attack was to destroy Saddam Hussein’s offensive military capabilities. General Powell said that the U.S. troops were not specifically going after Saddam Hussein, but were attempting to take specific military targets. He also said, in response to the question of when the air campaign would end, that the air attack would continue until the objectives of the campaign were accomplished. close

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Defense Department News Briefing

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Program ID:
15725-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 16, 1991 | 9:31pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Dec 12, 2002 | 3:50pm EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jan 16, 1991 | 9:31pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 17, 1991 | 1:44am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 2002 | 1:08pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 12, 2002 | 3:50pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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