CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 20, 2006
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(Studio: John Roberts) The options for the US in the war in Iraq noted.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The "strategic dialogue group," a brainstorming exercise of 16 military officers offering a reality check on the war to Gen. Peter Pace, examined; details given of the questions being dealt with. [President BUSH - wants to hear from a variety of sources.] [Representative Duncan HUNTER - says Iraqi battalions in the provinces should be sent to Baghdad.] [Former Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - says a clear victory is not possible without a solid Iraqi government.]
(Studio: John Roberts) The climate shift in the region with an Iranian role & today's fighting in Baghdad updated.
(Studio: John Roberts; Baghdad: Michael Ware) The lack of a military victory orvictories in Iraq for the US at this time, the downturn in violence after the holy month of Ramadan, which is a time of stepped up attack, the regrouping of the insurgency & the assessment of US troop levels discussed.
(Studio: John Roberts) Live interview held with "New York Times" military reporter Michael Gordon about the situation in Iraq. ["Cobra II" author GORDON - says the situation on the ground remains a difficult one; states there cannot be one solution to the war; comments on the shift in power in the Pentagon & the administration, the need for a new direction, what might be in the Iraq study group's report, the lack of enough US military advisers with the Iraqi forces.]
(Studio: John Roberts) The "raw data" on US casualties in Iraq versus the Vietnam war outlined on screen.