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War Room / Afghanistan War (Woolsey, Wellstone, Gerecht Interview) Part II #655296

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 06, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion continued with former CIA director James Woolsey, Senator Paul Wellstone and former CIA officer Reuel Gerecht about the military campaign in Afghanistan. [GERECHT - talks about the CIA bureaucracy that was designed to work out of diplomatic cover in the Cold War, but does not work against Islam radicals; criticizes the present tactics of air strikes and reliance on the Northern Alliance without getting Pashtun support in the south.] [WOOLSEY - says CIA directors have long requested funds on new language instruction etc.; says the aim in Afghanistan is to have Afghan allies do the ground war.] [WELLSTONE - says we have to have people on the ground who know the language rather than working out of offices.]

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