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Afghanistan War / The Plan #954258

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Reports introduced. {Note: local weather bulletin on screen.}

(Kabul: Terry McCarthy) The US plan for the war in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai. [GATES - says this is not an open-ended commitment; hopes we can beat the timeline for withdrawal.] [KARZAI - comments.] [Kabul aid worker Dil AGHA†- says it is too short-term.]

(Pentagon: David Martin) What a win in Afghanistan would look like reviewed. [Before Congress, US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McCHRYSTAL - expects progress by specific dates in 2010.] [Yesterday, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN - says there is no middle ground between winning & losing.]

Couric, Katie;
McCarthy, Terry;
Martin, David

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