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America Fights Back / Afghanistan / Tactics Change #640815

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 16, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The continuing attacks on Taliban targets in Afghanistan by United States planes reported; details given of the use of the AC-130 gunship; scenes shown of bomb strikes. [Joint Chiefs of Staff Director of Operations Lieutenant General Gregory NEWBOLD - says the Taliban's power has been "eviscerated"; says the Taliban will have problems if they lose Mazar-i- Sharif.] [PILOT - talks about identifying more targets.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Shomali Front, Afghanistan: Jim Axelrod) The lack of United States bombing of Taliban troop concentration at the Shomali Front examined; scenes shown from the field in northern Afghanistan.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Concerns that negotiations with Pakistan would allow "moderate" Taliban members to be involved in a coalition government in Afghanistan reported.

Axelrod, Jim;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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