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Afghanistan War / Strategy #958644

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 09, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The announcement that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize while he is in the midst of meetings over the war in Afghanistan noted.

(White House: Chuck Todd) The debate over war strategy reviewed; photos shown of Obama and his war council; details given about discussions on the enemy and US troop levels. [OBAMA – speaks of his responsibility as commander in chief.] [March 27, OBAMA – notes some Afghans have joined the Taliban because of coercion or for a price.] [Former US envoy to Afghanistan James DOBBINS†- notes the difficulty in defining the Taliban; comments on the message to Pakistan.] [NBC military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- says combat operations counterinsurgency is an inexact science.]

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck

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