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Afghanistan War / Obama & McChrystal #968356

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The criticism of President Obama & members of his staff by US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal & his staff in a magazine article outlined. [OBAMA - says the article showed poor judgment.]

(Pentagon: David Martin) The tension between the president & the general reviewed; excerpts from the "Rolling Stone" article about Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Jim Jones, US special envoy to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke†† & US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry†† quoted. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- says Obama was angry & McChrystal made an enormous mistake.] Tomorrow's White House meeting to see if McChrystal stays or goes, the recent problems in the war & prior problems between Obama & the general noted. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON - says a resignation would be a setback.] [Brookings Inst. Stephen HESS - says it is Obama's strategy.] [September 27, 2009, on "60 Minutes," October 1, 2009, McCHRYSTAL - says he only talked with the president once; questions a proposed strategy.] [Voice of OBAMA - comments on being "jammed."]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Chip Reid) What Obama said today to the press presented. [OBAMA - says his decision about Afghan policy is linked to a strategy justifying sacrifice.]

(Studio: Katie Couric; Washington: Lara Logan) How a McChrystal resignation could change how the war is carried out & the achievements of McChrystal in Afghanistan discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David;
Reid, Chip;
Logan, Lara

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