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Afghanistan War / Kabul Attacks #951847

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Jim Sciutto) A suicide attack on a U.N. guest house & hotels in Afghanistan aimed at disrupting the runoff presidential election featured; scenes & virtual view shown from Kabul. [Contractor/hotel guest Chris TURNER - comments on the firefight & the help from U.N. security guards.] [U.N. special representative for Afghanistan Kai EIDE†- says the U.N. will not be deterred.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) President Obama's consideration of whether to send more troops to Afghanistan noted. [Senator John McCAIN - talks about the decision.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: Martha Raddatz) The perception that the enemy is taking advantage of the decision-making process & how it is hard on the families of military who might be sent overseas discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson, George Stephanopoulos) The likelihood of a presidential decision about Afghanistan on November 8 or 9, a consensus on a strategy of sending 10-40,000 troops to protect the major cities & training the Afghan army discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Sciutto, Jim;
Raddatz, Martha;
George, Charles Gibson,

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