CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014
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(Pentagon: David Martin) The US response featured; details given about the surveillance missions by US aircraft and plans to send Army Green Berets into Iraq to gather intelligence. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin DEMPSEY – says we have a request from the Iraqi government for air power.]
(Studio: Sharyn Alfonsi) Map shown of areas in Syria and Iraq under ISIS control.
(Baghdad: Clarissa Ward) The impact of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s divisive policies examined; details given about the battle for Iraq’s oil fields; scenes shown of Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers fighting to fill the void left by the collapse of the Iraq army. [Former Interior Minister Bayan JABR- says al-Maliki’s government cannot unite all Iraqis; comments on cooperation between the US & Iran.]
(Studio: Sharyn Alfonsi) Report introduced.
(Amman, Jordan: Scott Pelley) The growing humanitarian crisis as refugees from Syria & Iraq flee to Jordan featured; map shown of the Za’atari refugee camp. [U.N. refugee agency representative Andrew HARPER- says every day we’re getting hundreds of refugees; notes their condition is horrific.] The strain on Jordan from the influx and the aid from the US discussed.
(Studio: Sharyn Alfonsi) The rise in oil prices cited.
(Dallas: Anna Werner) The rising price of gas due to concerns about the potential loss of production from Iraq’s oil fields featured. [GasBuddy.com oil analyst Tom KLOZA- says the world is delicately balanced in terms of crude oil supply & demand.] [Abel’s Fine Furniture Movers Janelle GARCIA- notes the impact on her plans to buy new trucks.]
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