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Afghanistan War / US Troops / Obama Decision #953406

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(White House: Jake Tapper) President Obama's decision on a war plan for Afghanistan previewed; details given about the number of troops to be announced next week, the cost of the war, a request for more troops from NATO; photos of Obama's war council meetings shown. [OBAMA - says it is his intention to finish the job in Afghanistan; states we will dismantle the enemy; asserts the American people will hear a clear rationale.] ABC News/"Washington Post" poll figures on the view of how Obama is handling Afghanistan cited.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The problem of getting more troops to Afghanistan introduced.

(Afghanistan: Martha Raddatz) What the troops will do there, the problems of getting equipment there, the lack of infrastructure & dangerous terrain featured; map shown. [Inst. for the Study of War Kimberly KAGAN†- outlines the role for the troops with the Afghan people in the communities.] [4th Battalion; 3rd Brigade; 10th Mountain Div. Lt. Col. Michael GABEL†- hopes the people will back the Afghan government.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) How Obama will have to sell the war to the people weary of it & to the Democrats in Congress, how it will be all about the cost of this war, the debate over where to put the funding & the lack of support for a tax to pay for it discussed.

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Raddatz, Martha;
Stephanopoulos, George
Duration:
00:06:50

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