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Iraq / Halliburton Overcharges / Reconstruction Policy / Attacks #743812

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Charges that Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, which was once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, overpriced fuel it delivered from Kuwait to Iraq noted.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The international uproar over the US policy for reconstruction contracts in Iraq featured; details given about the impact of Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz’s memo, which bars countries that refused to send troops to Iraq from bidding, on the issue of Iraq’s foreign debt. [President BUSH – notes that contracting will reflect that coalition forces risk their lives.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The death of an American soldier in a suicide bombing at the 82nd Airborne Division’s headquarters near Baghdad, and a mortar strike on the main US headquarters reported.

(Baghdad: Thalia Assuras) The events of the day for US troops in Iraq reviewed; scenes shown of suspects in custody & weapons collected in raids in Tikrit and Baquba; details given of the Pentagon announcement that a third of the new Iraqi army has quit over pay issues. [4th Infantry Division Lt. Col. William ADAMSON@- comments on supporting the Iraqi police when they’ve taken the lead in an operation.] [Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – comments on the Iraqi civilians’ increased responsibility for security.] The sabotage of an oil pipeline noted.

Rather, Dan;
Martin, David;
Assuras, Thalia

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