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Iraq / Cost #741318

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Criticism that lucrative contracts in Iraq are going to a few favored US firms examined; details given of charges that Bechtel had insider information to help win contracts from the State Department’s Agency for International Development {AID.} [USAID procurement chief Timothy BEANS†- denies favoring any one company.] [Center for Public Integrity Charles LEWIS†- criticizes deals by Bechtel & Halliburton.] [Senator Susan COLLINS†- says we can take the time to do this right.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The deaths of more American soldiers in Iraq; the announcement that more Army & Marine combat forces, National Guardsmen & reservists will be called to duty as part of the Pentagon’s troop rotation plan, and a memorial service in Ramadi, Iraq, for the soldiers killed in Sunday’s attack on a Chinook helicopter reported; scenes shown.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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