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Iraq War / US Troops #923185

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: Chip Reid) The timeline for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq featured; details given about drawdown and the troop status and role after the drawdown and of the reaction from Democrats and Senator John McCain. [At Camp Lejeune, President OBAMA - says by August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - says Obama listened to the commanders in the field.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The reaction of servicemen to the US plans for leaving Iraq featured; scenes shown from 2003 of the Mission Accomplished banner. [US Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John KELLY†- talks about the war.] [Navy Hospital Corpsman retired P/O Joe Dan WHORLEY†- talks about Fallujah and honoring the mission; says his injuries were worth it.] [Army Sgt. John BORDERS†- worries about leaving.] The buildup in Afghanistan noted.

Couric, Katie;
Reid, Chip;
Martin, David

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