NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 07, 2011
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(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.]
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