Defense Department News Briefing

Mr. Williams spoke to reporters in the Pentagon on current events involving the Department of Defense around the world. He announced the… read more

Mr. Williams spoke to reporters in the Pentagon on current events involving the Department of Defense around the world. He announced the International Red Cross had turned over the remains of four MIA’s found in Kuwait after the end of the Persian Gulf war, leaving four members of the U.S. armed forces, all pilots, remaining listed as missing in action. He also announced that U.S. personnel are conducting investigations in Kuwait for possible evidence on war crimes committed by Iraqi soldiers during their occupation of Kuwait. Mr. Williams stated that during a March 17 meeting between Gen. Johnson and his Iraqi military counterpart, one of a series of meetings between coalition forces and Iraqi military leaders to work out the details of the cease-fire in the Persian Gulf war, Gen. Johnson, in the interest of avoiding military confrontations, told Iraq it could not move its aircraft around its country. Iraq had brought a list of jet fighters it wanted to move around the country to conduct maintenance on them, but Gen. Johnson refused their request. Iraqi helicopter flights were banned as well. close

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Defense Department News Briefing

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Program ID:
17148-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 19, 1991 | 4:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 20, 1991 | 2:50am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 19, 1991 | 4:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 19, 1991 | 8:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 20, 1991 | 2:50am EST | C-SPAN 2
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