NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 2011
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(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The withdrawal of US troops from Iraq featured; war footage shown; scenes shown of Baghdad’s Camp Liberty where only Iraqi soldiers remain, a former American headquarters that once belonged to President Saddam Hussein, US troops packing up at Camp Taji.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Studio and Iraq: Ted Koppel) How the US will have a continued presence in Iraq featured; scenes shown of the consulate under construction in Basra, where there are oil fields near the border with Iran, the new US embassy in Baghdad. [Consul General Piper CAMPBELL- says if there were increased Iranian influence in southern Iraq it would work against US interests.] [US Army Lt. Col. Andy POZNICK - says we do a lot of things to make sure it doesn’t fail.] [US Army Lt. Gen. Robert CASLEN- acknowledges there are US troops in the region who could respond to an attack.] American concerns about the Iranians discussed.
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