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Afghanistan War / Casualties / Front Lines #943779

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) The US casualties for the year in the war in Afghanistan updated; scenes shown from the streets of Kabul where the Taliban is trying to sabotage the national elections.

(Southern Helmand: Lara Logan) Life on the front lines in Afghanistan with the Marines of Echo Co. featured; scenes shown of the Marines firing against the enemy & slogging through cornfields to help voters get to the polls. [Echo Co., 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines L.Cpl. Anthony CORELLI†- talks about the Taliban.] [Echo Co. commander Capt. Eric MEADOR†- talks about the mission.]

Rodriguez, Maggie;
Logan, Lara

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