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Iraq / US Offensive / Policy #741821

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 13, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The continuation of the US crackdown on insurgents in Baghdad, Iraq, Operation Iron Hammer, noted.

(White House: David Gregory) The administration’s push to accelerate the transfer of power back to Iraqis featured; details given about calls from France & Britain for Iraqi self-governance and tightened security. [US Central Command commander Gen. John ABIZAID††- comments on the danger from insurgents.] [National Security Advisor Condoleezza RICE – comments on giving control to Iraqis.] [British Foreign Secretary Jack STRAW†- says we want to ensure Iraq becomes governed by Iraqis.] [With the BBC’s David Frost, President BUSH – comments on the US commitment in Iraq.] Japan’s & South Korea’s reservations about sending peacekeeping troops to Iraq due to security concerns noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The relocation of US Central Command from Florida to Qatar noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David

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