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Iraq / Terror Threats / Attacks #736372

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 24, 2003
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) The pullout of the International Red Cross from Iraq due to terrorist threats & the explosion of a bomb at the Najaf† home of a leading Shiite cleric noted.

(Pentagon: Geoff Morrell) The issue of whether or not the US needs more troops in Iraq examined; details given of the death of two more US soldiers in Iraq featured. [Son killed in Iraq, Linda PAHNKE - reads her son's letter about conditions in Iraq.] [Senator John McCAIN - says we are in a race against time.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - says it is not a question of more troops.] Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's view that administrative jobs could be outsourced noted. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON†- says Rumsfeld needs to increase the size of the military.] Statement from Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard Myers that reinstating the draft is not necessary noted.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) "Newsweek' poll findings on President Bush's handling of Iraq cited.

(Crawford, Texas: John Cochran) The administration's view on the war in Iraq reviewed & discussed.

Simpson, Carole;
Morrell, Geoff;
Cochran, John

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