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Iraq War / Training Shortage / Baghdad #845420

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 21, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The shortage of training for the Army trainers who are training the Iraqi security forces to take over the fighting in Iraq examined; details given about the training at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Statements from Col. Nicholas Demas†, Lt. Col. Paul Ciesinski† & Lt. Col. Paul Yingling about the shortcomings of their counterinsurgency training quoted. [In Iraq on patrol, Army cmdr. 1st Brigade Combat Team Col. Sean McFARLAND†- outlines the strategy.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Elizabeth Palmer) A raid by a joint US-Iraqi force in the Sadr City slum of Baghdad looking for criminals who kidnapped a US soldier last month & diplomatic initiatives from Syria & Iran towards Iraq featured; scenes shown of an American air strike that hit a civilian family; details given about the pressures on the US forces in Baghdad.

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David;
Palmer, Elizabeth

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