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Iraq War / Maliki / Security Forces #849060

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s order to remove the blockade in a Baghdad neighborhood that is the stronghold of the anti-US militia led by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr featured; scenes shown of rallies in Sadr City & US troops dismantling roadblocks. [Brookings Institution Michael O’HANLON†- notes concern about Maliki’s leadership.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Plans for increasing the capability of Iraqi security forces examined; troop numbers cited; details given of how US troops will be affected. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – notes US troops will be less needed in terms of patrolling & presence.]

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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