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Iraq War / US Troops Plan #847192

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 16, 2006
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(Studio: Sharyl Attkisson) The Defense Department's plans to boost US troops in Iraq updated; statistics cited.

(Baghdad: Randall Pinkston) The efforts to negotiate a way out of the violence in Iraq as well as a planned US troop buildup examined; scenes shown from the reconciliation conference in which Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki invited former members of Saddam Hussein's army to come back. [This week, Senator John McCAIN - says there is not a good option & the "least bad option" is military control.] [Former multi-national corps commander Lt. Gen. Peter CHIARELLI†- suggests additional forces is not the answer.] [Multi-national force west USMC Brig. Gen. Robert NELLER†- says we will ultimately leave.]

Attkisson, Sharyl;
Pinkston, Randall

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