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Iraq War / Gates / More Troops / A Discussion #846532

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 2006
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[At the confirmation hearings, in response to question from Senator John McCain, Secretary of Defense nominee Robert GATES - says we are not winning the war in Iraq.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) How the option of more troops in Iraq might work out examined; statistics on troop numbers cited; details given about the issue of a new draft. [In 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, McCAIN - says we need more troops in Iraq.] [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON†- assesses the standards of history.] [Senator Jack REED†- cites personnel & equipment shortages.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live roundtable discussion held with Council on Foreign Relations Steven Cook, Heritage Foundation retired Lt. Col. James Carafano & CNN's John King about the war in Iraq. [COOK - says we don't have the numbers of troops; notes the Iraqis have been put into an impossible situation, so we need to stay there as long as possible.] [CARAFANO - says we cannot put 400,000 troops in Iraq & we had to invent a system to train Iraqi forces; states there is not an American military solution to the problem so we have to make a hard choice that we cannot tamp down the violence.] [KING - comments on "post-Rumsfeld glasnost" & the two legacies of the war: to increase the size of the military & the cost of replacing materiele.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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