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Iraq War / Bush Strategy / Troop "Surge" / The Brothers #848312

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 05, 2007
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Letter to President Bush from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi & Senator Harry Reid opposing adding more combat troops in the war in Iraq quoted.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The administration's new battle plan for Iraq known as "Five Plus Two" with troops going to Baghdad & Al Anbar province examined; details given of the new roles for new commanders Adm. William Fallon‡ & Lt. Gen. David Petraeus. [Retired Army Gen. Jack KEANE†- says we have never had a strategy to defeat the insurgency; states a 24/7 US-Iraqi force would stay in the neighborhoods.] [American Enterprise Inst. Frederick KAGAN†- says the military has been driving in the wrong direction.] ["In the Company of Soldiers" author Rick ATKINSON†- notes the question Petraeus once asked.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Camp Taji, Iraq: Randall Pinkston) The story of the three Mouton brothers stationed on the same base in Iraq featured; scenes shown of the Moutons at Camp Taji†. [Army 1st Cavalry Div. S/Sgt. Reginald MOUTON†, Sgt. Allen MOUTON†- talk about Iraq, the mission, IEDs, read a letter from home.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Martin, David;
Pinkston, Randall

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