CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 26, 2009
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(Kabul: Mandy Clark) The crash of a chopper that had been targeting drug smugglers that killed troops & DEA staffers & the collision of two Marine copters reported; photo of a Marine shown; details given about the difficult environment in Afghanistan for helicopters. [ISAF spokesman Col. Wayne SHANKS†- says enemy action was not responsible for either crash.] Nationwide anti-American protests against the US shown.
(Studio: Harry Smith, Lara Logan) What happened in these two copter crashes, what the Taliban is saying about downing the aircraft & the problems with flying at night in Afghanistan discussed.
(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) Obama's latest White House meeting about strategy for Afghanistan & the disputed presidential election reviewed; scenes shown of Obama at a naval base. [In Jacksonville, OBAMA - speaks about the solemn decision to risk lives only if necessary.] [Senator John KERRY - says US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal's plan reaches too far & we need to speed up the training of Afghan forces.]
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