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Afghanistan / Afghan Troops #1004788

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 12, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The death of a NATO servicemember by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan reported; US casualties for the week and month cited.

(Kandahar, Afghanistan: Seth Doane) The challenge for the US military in training soldiers for the Afghan national army featured; details given of the goal to make them the face of Afghan security and the problems they face. [US Army Lt. John COTE††- says if we have a positive influence on them they can assist us.] [US Army Maj. Brian DUCOTE††- says they’re never going to be the US Army but they will be capable of defeating the insurgency.]

Pelley, Scott;
Doane, Seth

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