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(Studio: Brian Williams) The first day on the job for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates noted.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The tough job ahead for Gates featured; details given about the Pentagon’s report on the situation in Iraq and about new policy options, including a short-term troop surge; scenes shown of Gates being sworn in by Vice President Dick Cheney. [President BUSH – says Gates is the right man to take on these challenges.] [GATES – says failure in Iraq would be a calamity.] [Yesterday, former Secretary of State Colin POWELL- says he is not persuaded another surge of troops into Baghdad will work.] [NBC News military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- says we have to put our resources behind a political solution.]
- Williams, Brian;
- Miklaszewski, Jim
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