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Afghanistan War / Base Firefight #957974

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The deaths of 8 US soldiers in an attack on a base in Kamdesh, Afghanistan noted.

(Kabul: Jim Miklaszewski) Saturday’s attack on Combat Outpost Keating reviewed; animation and scenes shown; details given about the training and mission of the 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. [Maj. Gen. Curtis SCAPARROTTI††- says they fought a hard fight; describes the surrounding terrain.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Fort Carson, Colorado: Mike Taibbi) The sad day at Fort Carson in Colorado, the home base of the men lost at the outpost, featured; statement from unit commander Col. Randy George quoted. [“Colorado Springs Gazette” Tom ROEDER†- says this is a massive deal for this town and for Colorado.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) The White House debate over increasing US forces in Afghanistan featured; map shown of attacks on Al Qaeda leaders. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – calls for providing advice quietly.] [From CNN, National Security Advisor James JONES††- says it’s better for military advice to come up through the chain of command.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says we don’t have the option to leave.] [US Central Command Gen. David PETRAEUS††- comments on progress against Al Qaeda.] [Former National Security Council member Roger CRESSEY†- comments on the job of the National Counterterrorism Center and the success of the US campaign against terrorists.] The distinction between Al Qaeda and the Taliban noted.

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Taibbi, Mike;
Todd, Chuck

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