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Afghanistan War / Campaign 2008 / A Discussion #898750

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 16, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Accelerated plans to move US troops out of Iran to Afghanistan introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The forgotten war in Afghanistan featured; names listed of the soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade combat team that were killed in a firefight with the Taliban. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - says we may send additional forces.] [Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Michael MULLEN†- says it was a complex attack.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The ramifications for events in Afghanistan for the presidential election campaign noted. [Yesterday, Senators Barack OBAMA, John McCAIN - offer differing opinions on Iraq and Afghanistan.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Nic Robertson and David Gergen and military analyst retired Brig. Gen. David Grange about the politics of war. [From London, ROBERTSON - says terrorism plotters learn techniques in the border region of Pakistan that is a safe haven for Al Qaeda.] [GRANGE - says we need a more robust package to apply to Afghanistan; suggests Pakistan has to cooperate because there is a safe haven for the Taliban.] [GERGEN - says President Bush's administration has reversed courses with Iran and Afghanistan to positions like those of Obama.]

Cooper, Anderson;
McIntyre, Jamie

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