CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 08, 2007
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(Ft. Stewart, Georgia: Katie Couric) The story of soldiers going to the war in Iraq introduced; scenes shown from Ft. Stewart, Georgia, home of Army's 3rd Infantry.
(Washington: Jim Axelrod) President Bush's speech on Wednesday that will call for an escalation of troops in Iraq examined; details given about the military, economic & political aspects of the plan. Findings of a CBS Poll of the public's view of troops in Iraq cited. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - comments on Congressional oversight; states we must know the ground truth in Iraq.] [Senator Gordon SMITH- offers views on Bush & the gravity of the situation.] The earlier failure of Operation Together Forward in Baghdad noted. Bush's plans to go to Ft. Benning, Georgia, discussed.
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