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Afghanistan / 10th Anniversary #1008775

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 07, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan noted. [On October 7, 2001, President George BUSH – sends a message to members of the military.]

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) A look back at the war presented; details given about President Obama’s decision to increase troop strength and his plan to withdraw by 2014; casualty figures and financial cost cited. [Gen. Karl EIKENBERRY††- notes intelligence assets and special forces were in Iraq.] [Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA – says we’ve got to continue on this path.] [Gen. David BARNO†- comments on the need to put pressure on the Taliban.] [NBC military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- comments on the lack of public support for Afghanistan.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Logar, Afghanistan: Jim Maceda) The story of Capt. Matilda Howe††, a Navajo single mother and grandmother who commands a supply base in Afghanistan, featured. [HOWE – says she was the first in her family to break away from the reservation and graduate from high school and college; talks about her kids and the support from her mother and sisters.]

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Maceda, Jim

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