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Iraq War / Basra Battle / Afghanistan #900929

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The intense battle in Basra, Iraq, between Iraqi forces and Shiite militias reviewed; scenes shown of the fighting and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Basra. [National Security Advisor Stephen HADLEY†- says Iraq is now responsible for security in Basra.] [CSIS Kathleen HICKS†- notes a failure by Iraq’s government will dampen expectations.] [Retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- notes the pressure on the administration over Iraq.] The view that the prolonged war in Iraq is hampering efforts in Afghanistan noted.

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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