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Afghanistan War / Election Runoff / US Strategy #952456

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 01, 2009
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(Studio: Dan Harris) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Jim Sciutto) A controversial decision leaving Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai as president with Abdullah Abdullah pulling out of the runoff while President Obama considers sending in more troops examined; details given of Abdullah's explanation & the US reaction & questions about the Karzai government. [Dr. Mohammad Younis ESMAT†- says the government will not be legalized.] [On "This Week," White House adviser Valerie JARRETT†- speaks about the war in Afghanistan.]

(Studio: Dan Harris) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Kerley) The high-stakes debate over sending more troops to Afghanistan examined; details given about strategy options: counterinsurgency or counterterrorism. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON†- says we have to keep leverage on Karzai to do a better job of governing.] [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says they are trying to find a compromise.] [On CNN, Representative John BOEHNER - says they want to put off a decision.]

Harris, Dan;
Sciutto, Jim;
Kerley, David

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