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ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 09, 2003
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) Two impending promotions in the military with retired Gen. Peter Schoomaker†† as chief of staff & Gen. John Abizaid†† as the replacement for US Central Command commander Gen. Tommy Franks reported.

(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) How Senator Larry Craig is holding up Air Force promotions awaiting four C-130 cargo planes promised to the Idaho Air National Guard six years ago featured; photos shown of two high-ranking Air Force officers awaiting promotion. [CRAIG - says the military won't work with us.] [Desert Storm Air Ops former commander retired Gen. Charles HORNER†- says the deserving are being denied promotions.] Statement from Senator John McCain quoted. [American Enterprise Inst. Norman ORNSTEIN†- calls it "almost a terrorist act" by a senator.]

Jennings, Peter;
Douglass, Linda

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