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Iraq War / Helicopter Downing / Maliki / Troop Surge #871624

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 29, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) US troop casualties on Memorial Day and this month in Iraq cited.

(Baghdad: Lara Logan) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s view of the US troop surge featured; details given about the ambush of troops responding to the downing of a US helicopter; animation shown. [In exclusive interview, MALIKI {thru translator} – praises the Baghdad security plan for preventing a civil war.]

(Pentagon: David Martin) The outlook for the troop surge examined. [Advisor to American commander in Iraq Stephen BIDDLE†- says this is likelier to fail than succeed.] [Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Bing WEST†- explains the difficulty in capturing the insurgents.]

Couric, Katie;
Logan, Lara;
Martin, David

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