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Iraq / Fallujah Violence / Response / Civilian Contractors #751825

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 01, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) More anti-American violence and more injuries in the wake of yesterday’s brutal murder of four American civilians in Fallujah, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of a burning American humvee and of the violence yesterday; details given of the US promise to punish those responsible for the killing of the contractors. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER – says the cowards & ghouls who acted yesterday represent the worst of society.] [82nd Airborne Division Maj. Gen. Charles SWANNACK†- relates his words to a local sheik, whose cousin is an insurgent.] [Deputy chief of operations Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT†- says we will hunt down the criminals.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The changed mission of the Marines, who arrived in Fallujah only a week ago, from winning over the residents to hunting down the killers with overwhelming force featured; details given about the anti-American sentiment in Fallujah.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jim Axelrod) The company the four civilian contractors worked for, Blackwater Security Consulting, and the job they were trained to do featured; details given of the intense training employees undergo. [MAN – says it’s a useless way to die.] [“Armed Forces Journal” editor John ROOS†- says Blackwater has been recruiting the crème de la crème.] The identification of Jerry Zovko†† as one of the men killed noted.

Rather, Dan;
Dozier, Kimberly;
Martin, David;
Axelrod, Jim

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