ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 06, 2009
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(Washington: John Hendren) The administration's position on the plan for the war in Afghanistan & on the presence of US troops reviewed; details given about what the exit date means. [On "Meet the Press," Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES, Senator John McCAIN - offer views on the plans for troops in Afghanistan.] [On Tuesday, OBAMA; on Thursday, White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- talk about the transfer of forces out of Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Dan Harris) A statement from Gates about progress in Afghanistan noted.
(Afghanistan: Miguel Marquez) The US troops' offensive in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from the field of mine fields being blown up, the searches for the enemy & their weapons, bodies of insurgents in a wheelbarrow & the villagers. [3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, commander Lt. Col. Martin WETTERAUER- comments on the operation.] [3rd Platoon leader Lt. Mark LINDSLEY- says we work with the Afghan army & police.] [Cpl. John Napoleon KOKO- talks about their presence.]