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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 09, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The soldiers' complaints about the security of military vehicles being used in Iraq examined; scenes shown of the production of armored plating at the plants in Anniston, Alabama & Phoenix. [Anniston Army Depot deputy commander James POOR†- talks about the Humvee output.] [Representative Darlene HOOLEY†- says the soldiers are scavenging for metal to make themselves safe.] [Armor Works president Matt SALMON†- talks about moving past steel technology.] [National Guard Bureau chief Lt. Gen. H. Stephen BLUM†- says we are playing catch up.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live in-studio interview held with national security columnist Fred Kaplan about armor, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld & Reservists. [KAPLAN - recalls Rumsfeld's statement about going to war with the army you have; notes the administration had no plan B after Baghdad fell; talks about the military procurement process & the questions raised by a Reservist.]

Brown, Aaron

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