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Afghanistan War / Roadside Bombing #953669

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 31, 2009
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(Studio: Harry Smith) The status report from Gen. Stanley McChrystal about the war in Afghanistan quoted; photos shown of Spc. Abraham Wheeler III†, who was killed in a roadside bombing last week, and of CBS radio reporter Cami McCormick†, who was wounded in that attack.

(Altimur, Afghanistan: David Martin) A possible link between the Afghan Defense Ministry and a suspect being held for the bombing examined; scenes shown of US troops interacting with Afghan villagers and watching roads outside the “security bubble”; details given about the increase in US forces. [US Army Capt. Paul SHEPHARD†- says we’ve flooded the area with soldiers.] [US Army Lt. Col. Tom GUKEISEN†- comments on evidence found on the bombing suspects.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) The deaths of 2 more Americans in Afghanistan reported; US casualties for this month cited.

Smith, Harry;
Martin, David

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