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Afghanistan War / US Troops / Obama Decision / Training #953422

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Report introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama's decision on a war plan for Afghanistan after a long time of discussion previewed; details given about a prime time address next week & about the challenges in Afghanistan. [OBAMA - says he intends to finish the job; states the American people will be supportive.] [Representative David OBEY - speaks about the cost of war.] [CBS national security analyst Juan ZARATE - says it will take time.]

(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Mandy Clark) The tough job of training a strong Afghan national army to bring stability to the country featured; scenes shown of the basic training of Afghan troops; details given about US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal's plan, the problem of finding soldiers & keeping them from switching to the Taliban side. [Army Capt. Bill SPURLOCK†- says we have to leave a sustainable army.]

Rodriguez, Maggie;
Reid, Chip;
Clark, Mandy

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