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Iraq / US Offensive #789536

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 09, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) US troops participating in the new offensive against insurgents in Iraq listed; casualty figures cited.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The aggressive assault against foreign fighters and the Al Qaeda network featured; scenes shown of fighting and jets taking off from the USS Carl Vincent; map shown; details given about the targeting of bases used to train new recruits coming across the Syrian border; statistics cited on recent car bombings. [Voice of “Chicago Tribune” embedded reporter James JANEJA†- describes what is going on.] [Voice of 2nd Marine Division Col. Robert CHASE†- comments on the battle.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Marine Corps’ recall of potentially defective Interceptor body armor given to Marines in Iraq featured; memo noting test failures and statement from Point Blank Body Armor quoted. [Marine Corps Times reporter Christian LOWE††- says there are still vests that were rejected by the contractor in the field.]

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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