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(Studio: Brian Williams) Figures on women killed & wounded in Iraq cited.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The proposed bill to keep female soldiers off the front lines outlined; details given about how the insurgent war in Iraq has put women in support units in harm’s way; letter from Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody warning against the ban quoted; scenes shown from the funeral of Pfc. Sam Huff, the latest female soldier killed in Iraq. [Representative Duncan HUNTER- says it’s time for Congress to step in.] [US Navy retired Capt. Lori MANNING- says it would devastate the Army.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The increasing religious violence in Iraq featured; scenes shown from the funeral procession for a Sunni cleric murdered in Baghdad; details given about accusations against the Badr Brigades, a Shiite militia with links to Iraq’s current government, of being behind assassinations of Sunni leaders. A secret meeting in Syria, led by terror leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, aimed at intensifying the insurgency discussed.
- Williams, Brian;
- Miklaszewski, Jim;
- Engel, Richard
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