NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 18, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Casualty figures for Iraq cited.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The impact of the war in Iraq on US military recruiting examined; statistics cited; scenes shown from the funeral of Pfc. Michael A. Arciola††. [Army National Guard recruiter Sgt. Jim O’FARRELL‡- notes the world is a far different place.] [National Guard Bureau Lt. Gen. Steven BLUM†- states Iraq has put a stress on the force.] [Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard CODY††- comments on the deployment of his son to Afghanistan.]
(Kurdistan: Tom Aspell) The peace & prosperity in northern Iraq 2 years after the start of the war featured; scenes shown from thriving Kurdistan; details given of the Kurds’ move to return to oil-rich Kirkuk after being chased out by President Saddam Hussein. [Kurdish leader Jalal TALABANI††- conveys the Kurds’ request for power in the government.] [US Army 42nd Infantry Division Maj. Darren BLACKBURN†- cites figures on oil production in Kirkuk.] [Kurdish engineer Kabad ASSAD‡- calls for oil revenues to rebuild Kirkuk.]
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