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Afghanistan War / Taliban Resurgence #959989

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 30, 2009
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(Kabul: Brian Williams) The White House meeting to discuss strategy for the Afghanistan war noted.

(Kabul: Richard Engel) The growth of the Taliban examined; scenes shown of a growing refugee camp outside Kabul filled with refugees escaping the violence and of Taliban patrols in the countryside; details given about how Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders crossed into Pakistan after the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the return of the Taliban in 2005 and the Afghans’ fear of fighting them. [Brookings Institution Michael O’HANLON†- says they figured out how to recast their image and appear more moderate.] [Afghanistan’s Center for Research and Policy Studies Haroun MIR†- comments on the Taliban and Al Qaeda joining together to fight NATO forces.] The concern about a delay in the decision on sending more troops discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard

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