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Afghanistan War / Helicopter Crashes / US Troops #951599

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 26, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Afghanistan: Jim Sciutto) Three helicopter crashes in Afghanistan that killed soldiers, Marines & civilians reviewed; virtual views of a copter collision & another crash that killed DEA agents & photo of a Marine shown; details given of anti-drug actions against the flourishing opium trade. [ISAF spokesman Col. Wayne SHANKS†- says enemy action was not responsible.] [DEA's Keith WEIS†- comments on the rule of law.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) President Obama's weighing of the decision to send more troops to Afghanistan noted. [In Jacksonville, Florida, OBAMA - speaks about the solemn decision to risk lives only if necessary.] The timetable for the president's decision & tonight's "Nightline" story on Afghanistan noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Sciutto, Jim

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