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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The White House push for a military strike in Syria after a deadly nerve gas attack featured; scenes shown of U.N. inspectors collecting evidence; details given about the British Parliament’s vote against an attack, the response from Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, and Russia’s vow to block a U.N. vote approving the use of force. [British Prime Minister David CAMERON – says the will of public opinion was poisoned by the Iraq episode.] [British Conservative Party David DAVIS†- says our intelligence stance might be wrong.] [Representative Mike ROGERS†- calls for the administration to talk to a broader set of members to get buy-in.] [Former Secretary of Defense William COHEN†- says the notion that you can launch a few missiles and then walk away is not realistic.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) The administration’s efforts to justify an attack on the Assad regime reviewed; details given about the interception of a communication saying Assad’s brother ordered the attack.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Damascus: Bill Neely) The anxiety of Damascus residents featured; details given about the shelling in the suburbs and concern that the U.N. inspectors are leaving early.

Holt, Lester;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Todd, Chuck;
Neely, Bill

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