NBC interviews former president, leaders about Desert Storm


Web Editor - Jay Marchmon

WASHINGTON (NBC) - As we move into the 20th anniversary of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, we pause and consider the history, and where we are today. What were the historic decisions and events that led to the first Gulf War? 

This Thursday, January 20, Brian Williams will have an exclusive interview with former President George H.W. Bush and a rare gathering of his foreign policy team.

The discussion will include:

  • George H.W. Bush, former President of the United States
  • Richard B. Cheney, former Vice President and Secretary of Defense of the United States
  • J. Danforth Quayle, former Vice President of the United States
  • James A. Baker, III, former Secretary of State of the United States
  • General (Ret.) Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State of the United States
  • Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush
  • General (Ret.) Walter E. Boomer, United States Marine Corps

Portions of this discussion will air on "NBC Nightly News" Thursday, January 20, then on "Today" Friday, Jaunary 21, and "Dateline NBC" on Sunday,  January 23.