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Afghanistan War / Casualties #1004457

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 11, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The US death toll this week in Afghanistan cited.

(Kabul: Richard Engel) The spike in the violence in Afghanistan examined; scenes shown of the crater left by the downing of a Chinook helicopter that killed 30 Americans, signs of mourning in Nebraska and Dover, Delaware and a memorial for Navy SEAL Kevin Houston; details given of the deaths of 5 more Americans in a roadside bombing. [NBC military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS†- says if our objective was to have a centrally governed Afghanistan we’ve lost the war.] [New America Foundation Brian FISHMAN†- worries we will have to pump in millions to keep the government stable.] The lack of evidence that the number of Chinook missions will change discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard

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