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Afghanistan War / Outposts #898601

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(London: Jim Sciutto) The bloody battle between Taliban fighters and a small outpost of US and Afghani coalition forces featured; animation of the combat and air support shown; details given of the aim of the outposts. [NATO spokesman Mark LAITY†- says it was severe fighting.] [Regional Command East commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey SCHLOESSER†- outlines the mission.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The call for more US troops in Afghanistan noted; statistics on troop deployments in Iraq vs. Afghanistan cited.

(Studio: Charles Gibson; White House: Martha Raddatz) The issue of withdrawing US troops from Iraq faster to divert other troops to Afghanistan and the military view that more "surge" troops would help in Afghanistan discussed.

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Sciutto, Jim;
Raddatz, Martha
Duration:
00:03:40

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