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Iraq / Troop Strength / U.N. Headquarters Bombing #736231

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 25, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Fred Francis) The debate in Washington over the issue of US troop strength in Iraq and whether there are sufficient troops to be spread around the globe examined; current US troop deployments outlined. [Military analyst Michael O’HANLON†- says people aren’t going to put up with being away from home for years.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – comments on replacing troops in support jobs with civilians.] [From “Meet the Press,” Senator John McCAIN†- supports sending more combat troops to Iraq.] [Defense policy expert Charles PENA†- suggests pulling troops from Europe.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dawna Friesen) Concern among needy Iraqis that relief agencies will pull out following the bombing at the U.N.’s Baghdad headquarters featured; details given about the closing of the UNICEF program for “street children.” [Enfants du Monde Michel SAVEL†- says the bombers target children when they target us.] [UNICEF Geoff KEELE†- talks about children in need in Iraq.]

Williams, Brian;
Francis, Fred;
Friesen, Dawna

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