CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 08, 2007
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(Ft. Stewart, Georgia: Katie Couric) The role of the 3rd Infantry Div. in the 2003 invasion of Iraq recalled; map shown. The start of a CBS News series "Honor & Sacrifice" on the home front in the war introduced.
(Ft. Stewart, Georgia: Byron Pitts) The preparations by the soldiers at Ft. Stewart for going to Iraq again featured; scenes shown from the base of the soldiers & their families; photos shown of the 2003 mission. [Soldier's wife Wendy STREEPER- comments.] [3rd Infantry Div. Col John CHARLTON- recalls the first tour; says the soldier has to be on the battlefield.] [S/Sgt. Rob STREEPER- offers his thoughts on leaving.]
(Ft. Stewart, Georgia: Katie Couric) Taped interview held with Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the 3rd I.D. [LYNCH - says the troop surge is a good idea to stabilize Iraq; states the insurgents use IEDs as the weapon of choice; talks about the equipment for the troops in Iraq; notes the average counterinsurgency takes nine years.]
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