Defense Department News Briefing

Lt. Gen. Thomas Kelly, Director for Operations, Joint Stff, Capt. David Herrington, Director of Current Intelligence, Joint Staff, and Pete Williams,… read more

Lt. Gen. Thomas Kelly, Director for Operations, Joint Stff, Capt. David Herrington, Director of Current Intelligence, Joint Staff, and Pete Williams, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, spoke to reporters on current events in the Persian Gulf war. Lt. Gen. Kelly gave the statistics on the war, including casualties, sorties, aircraft losses, etc. Admiral Herrington discussed the U.S. military’s reasons for targeting and bombing what they claimed was a military command and control center. Iraq claims the target was an air raid bunker; the bombing resulted in hundreds of Iraqi casualties. Adm. Herrington said the U.S. had evidence that the “bunker” was a military facility, and the presence of civilians in the bunker was not detected at the time of the bombing. close

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Defense Department News Briefing

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Program ID:
16466-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 13, 1991 | 3:31pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Feb 14, 1991 | 2:03am EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Feb 13, 1991 | 3:31pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 14, 1991 | 2:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
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