CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with former NATO Supreme Allied Commander retired Gen. George Joulwan†, former Assistant Defense Secretary Lawrence Korb†, and Defensecentral.com Host Ken Adelman† about the best strategies for going after Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden. [JOULWAN - says the Afghanistan cave complex must be taken from Al Qaeda; states there is more to this war than bin Laden; comments on the training of the troops searching for bin Laden; says success or failure is not measured by the number of casualties.] [KORB – comments on allowing local people to take action in Tora Bora before sending in American troops; says the military has had nothing done for it since President Bush took office; says Afghan Interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai has a good chance of bringing stability to Afghanistan.] [ADELMAN - says it is not possible that bin Laden is dead and the government has kept silent about it; notes there have been few American casualties; explains why the British should lead peacekeeping forces instead of the US.]
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