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Iraq War / Gates Hearing #846509

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The Senate Armed Services Committee hearings for Secretary of Defense nominee Robert Gates featured; scenes shown from the questioning; details given about what Gates sees as our possible mistakes & about his plans to travel to Iraq. [In response to questions from Senators Carl Levin & John McCain, GATES - says we are not winning the war in Iraq; states our military wins its battles there; agrees there were insufficient troops to establish control.] [In response to question from Senator Edward Kennedy, GATES - promises to be independent.] [GATES - says military action against Iran would be a last resort because war becomes unpredictable.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The key role of the Iraq study group in advising on Iraq policy, how well Gates went over with the Senate committee & what President Bush will do with the three reports he will get discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) ABCNews coverage of the Baker/Hamilton news conference announced.

Gibson, Charles;
Karl, Jonathan;
Stephanopoulos, George

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