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Mission Iraq: What's Next / Study Group Report / A Patrol #846428

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 03, 2006
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(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Some questions to be raised by the Iraq study group report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The issue of the withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq with the military role shifting to training Iraqi security forces examined; details given of the look for a new plan because the strategy is not working. [Former Army vice chief of staff retired Gen. Jack KEANE†- predicts a blood bath; suggests fixing the strategy to come up with something that works.] The possibility of moving troops from Al Anbar province into Baghdad for a massive effort to secure the capital noted. [Consultant Fareed ZAKARIA†- says there is not path to victory, just options to limit damage.]

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Aaron Katersky) A joint patrol in Iraq where American forces are training their Iraqi counterparts featured; scenes shown of Iraqi soldiers & civilians; details given about the issue of loyalty to religion rather than state & the long-term timetable for training. [Army Maj. Peter ZIKE†- comments on the problems of the cultural divide in Iraq.]

Harris, Dan;
Karl, Jonathan;
Katersky, Aaron

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