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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Foreign Policy #1033684

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 22, 2012
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(Boca Raton, Florida: Scott Pelley) The final debate with presidential candidates President Obama and Mitt Romney focusing on foreign policy previewed; new CBS News poll findings cited.

(Boca Raton, Florida: Nancy Cordes) Obama’s advantage on foreign policy as the incumbent featured; poll findings cited; details given about what he will say tonight about his own record and about Romney.

(Boca Raton, Florida: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Boca Raton, Florida: Jan Crawford) Romney’s strategy for tonight, including an attack on Obama over the Libya consulate attack, previewed; photo shown of Romney on the stage.

(Boca Raton, Florida: Scott Pelley) A look at how the candidates compare on 3 world hot spots presented.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The threat from Iran’s nuclear program examined; details given about the disagreement over the red line which would trigger military action and the position of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [At the U.N. September 25, OBAMA –says America wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy.] [October 7, ROMNEY – says we will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.]

(Boca Raton, Florida: Scott Pelley) The agreement by both candidates about the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan noted.

(Kabul: Kelly Cobiella) The status of Afghan forces in their preparedness to take over their own security examined; details given about desertions within the Afghan army and police force and the continuing threat from the Taliban; scenes shown of Americans training Afghans. [Camp Leatherneck Maj. Matthew KESSLER – notes the rise in insider attacks by Afghans against their American partners is frustrating for both sides.] NATO’s view on the withdrawal of US troops and the threat from Al Qaeda in Pakistan discussed.

(Boca Raton, Florida: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Shenzhen, China: Bill Whitaker) The views of the candidates on trade with China examined; details given of Obama’s plan to attack unfair trade practices case by case and Romney’s harder line in labeling China a currency manipulator. [Factory owner Eric LEE – cites the rise in the cost of labor.] [Exporter Ben SCHWALL††- comments on the rising expectations of Chinese workers and the fact that jobs are leaving China.]

(Boca Raton, Florida: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Steubenville, Ohio: Dean Reynolds) The importance of Ohio in the presidential election featured; details given about the struggling economy; poll findings cited. [Former steel worker John GENTILE‡, retiree Mary Alice MYER‡- express views on Obama and Romney.]

(Boca Raton, Florida: Scott Pelley) CBS coverage of the debate noted.

Pelley, Scott;
Cordes, Nancy;
Crawford, Jan;
Martin, David;
Cobiella, Kelly;
Whitaker, Bill;
Reynolds, Dean

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