ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 09, 2003
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The arrest of 20 suspects in the fatal missile attack two weeks ago on the Al Rashid Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq & the death of another soldier in Baghdad reported; details given about the Pentagon plan to reduce the number of US troops in Iraq & add more reservists. [On "This Week," Senator Joseph BIDEN - says we need more help in Iraq.]
(Pentagon: Sonya Crawford) The challenge for citizen soldiers being asked to handle a long deployment in Iraq featured; scenes shown of a unit of the Utah National Guard training with weapons. [S/Sgt. Leslie PATTERSON, Pfc. Justin NELSON, retired Army Maj. William NASH- comment on training.] Statistics cited on the number of reservists killed & injured in combat in Iraq. [On Thursday, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS- says we have to use the reserves.]