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Afghanistan / War Assessment / Clark, Hackworth Interview #655343

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 07, 2001
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Franken) An assessment of the war in Afghanistan presented; cockpit video and civilian casualties shown. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - jokes about "months" of the war.] [October 16, Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant General Gregory NEWBOLD - says the Taliban has been "eviscerated."] [Joint Chiefs vice chairman General Peter PACE - comments on the effectiveness of the bombings.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with military analyst retired General Wesley Clark and retired Army columnist Colonel David Hackworth about the war in Afghanistan. [From Washington, MYERS - says these operations are difficult to gauge; notes the objective is not Afghanistan, but Al Qaeda; indicates the key is not to have a single strategy.] [From Los Angeles, HACKWORTH - says this is a "30 round fight" that is a different kind of war; asserts President Bush and the boys are doing damn well.]

Brown, Aaron;
Franken, Bob

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