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Afghanistan War / Report #944752

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 31, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A statem ent from force-Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal about the war in Afghanistan quoted.

(Zabul province, Afghanistan: Nic Schifrin) The status of the 8-year war in Afghanistan examined; scenes shown from Zabul province; details given abouit the aim of keeping the Taliban from the Afghan people by relying more on local forces & concnetrating the US troops in population centers. [McCHRYSTAL - assesses the Taliban.] [Council on Foreign Realtions Stephen BIDDLE†- comments on the changing focus from hunting down terrorists.]

Gibson, Charles;
Schifrin, Nic

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