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Iraq / Samarra Attack / Attacks #742910

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 01, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jim Maceda) The firefight in Samarra, Iraq, between Iraqi insurgents and American soldiers after an ambush on a US convoy featured; scenes shown of wrecked vehicles, damaged buildings, angry crowds, injured people; details given of Iraqi anger about the American show of force and civilian deaths; animation shown. [US Army 4th Infantry Division Capt. Andy DEPONAI†- describes the battle.] An ambush near Baghdad that resulted in the deaths of Spanish intelligence agents noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The implications for US military planning of the increasing sophistication of the attacks against coalition forces examined; details given about the orchestration of attacks by Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri††, one of Saddam Hussein’s lieutenants. [President BUSH – says America will not be intimidated by thugs & assassins.] [Senator Hillary CLINTON – says we need additional troops of a specialized kind.] [Brookings Institution Michael O’HANLON†- comments on Iraqis taking over security.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Maceda, Jim;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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