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Iraq / Attacks / Casualties / Policy #741170

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: David Hawkins) Increased attacks on US forces in Iraq featured; details given about the mortar attack on US headquarters in Baghdad. [28th Combat Support Hospital Maj. James OLIVERO†- says we’re inundated with casualties.] [1st Armored Division Spc. Sean FERGUSON†- says we’re more alert.] [28th Combat Support Hospital Sgt. Felicia McCRAY†- expresses fear about leaving the compound.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Landstuhl, Germany: Mark Phillips) The burden on the US military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, to take care of the increasing numbers of casualties featured; scenes shown. [Landstuhl Medical Center commander Col. Rhonda CORNUM†- cites casualty numbers.] [Landstuhl Medical Center Maj. Allan PHILPS†- comments on the success of body armor in keeping soldiers alive.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Representative Jim Leach’s criticism of President Bush’s Iraq policy noted.

(White House: John Roberts) Bush’s attempts to bolster flagging public opinion on Iraq featured. [In California, BUSH – comments on staying the course; talks about training Iraqis to handle security; mentions September 11.]

Rather, Dan;
Hawkins, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Roberts, John

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