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Iraq War / Gates Hearing / Baghdad Violence #846525

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The Senate Armed Services Committee hearings for the candid Secretary of Defense nominee Robert Gates featured; scenes shown from the questioning. [In response to question from Senator Carl Levin, GATES - says we are not winning the war in Iraq, but we are not losing; comments on the options put forward by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; agrees there were insufficient troops to establish control; worries about a regional conflict; promises to be independent.] [Senators John WARNER, LEVIN - praise Gates.] What Gates said about going to Iraq to talk about the options with the military discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A reality check on the situation in Baghdad introduced.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The staggering casualties in Iraq, reports that militiamen are forcing people to defend their neighborhoods & the escalation of the sectarian violence reviewed & what the government is doing about the violence in Baghdad discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Robertson, Nic

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