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Iraq / Attacks & Casualties / Training #745721

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 28, 2003
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Geoff Morrell) The continued attacks on US soldiers in Iraq examined; scenes shown of a funeral procession in Karbala; statistics cited on casualties. [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says the war is becoming more serious; explains why casualties are rising.] [Soldier's wife Nathaleen CRISS†- worries.] Findings of an ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on the public's view of casualties & the cause cited. [RAND Corp. Eric LARSON†- comments.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Ft. Polk, Louisiana: Deborah Amos) The Army's modified training for soldiers bound for Iraq featured; scenes shown from Ft. Polk, Louisiana, of training for crowd control, negotiating with village leaders etc. [Lt. Col. Thomas MacDONALD†- explains how training has changed.] [Army Sgt. Gale FOSTER†, Lt. Col. Daniel GRIFFITH†, Joint Readiness Training Center commander Col. Mick BEDNAREK†- comment on adjusting to changes in training.]

Woodruff, Bob;
Morrell, Geoff;
Amos, Deborah

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