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Afghanistan War / Obama Speech / The Mission #953465

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson; White House: Jonathan Karl) President Obama's decision to give his detailed speech about strategy for the war in Afghanistan at West Point & the decision to send 30,00 troops while having an exit strategy for American forces discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The mission to get rid of the insurgency & train a local security force noted.

(Afghanistan: Miguel Marquez) The job being done in Afghanistan by the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, featured; scenes shown of them on patrol in a "neighborhood" & of police training; details given about the lack of a town government. [Lt. Troy GENT†- says we are being watched.] [Afghan national police Holem SAFI†- comments on his job.] [State Department district stabilization team adviser Jobe SOLOMON†, commander Lt. Col. Martin WETTERAUER†; town elder Abdul KHALIK†- {thru reporter's translation} - comment on the US-Afghan mission.]

Gibson, Charles;
Karl, Jonathan;
Marquez, Miguel

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