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Afghanistan War / Obama, McChrystal & Petraeus #968373

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) President Obama's removal of US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal with US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus to take over the war in Afghanistan introduced.

(White House: Jake Tapper) The consequences of the disparaging remarks made by McChrystal & his aides about the president & his national security team, including Vice President Joe Biden & national security adviser Jim Jones, reviewed. [OBAMA - says he accepts McChrystal resignation as the right thing; states the mission demands unity of effort; expresses admiration for McChrystal & his service.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos) What McChrystal told the president & the significance of Petraeus going back to take over the war discussed; photo shown of Petraeus' sleeve with bars marking combat duty.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) Petraeus' background with the war effort featured; details given about the status of the war & his strong history in Afghanistan. [Center for a New American Security CEO Nathaniel FICK†- talks about Petraeus.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Marjah: Miguel Marquez) The reaction of the Marines on one small base in Afghanistan to the replacement of McChrystal by Petraeus reviewed; scenes shown from Marjah.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(New York: David Muir) The downfall of Gen. McChrystal reviewed; photos from his life shown. [In interview with Sawyer, McCHRYSTAL - speaks about his father, fellow soldiers, building a team.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The reflections of historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on this day presented. [GOODWIN - comments on the complicated relationship between the commander-in-chief & the military as between President Abraham Lincoln & his generals & Gen. Douglas MacArthur & two presidents; states this will be seen as a positive moment for a young president.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Tapper, Jake;
George, Diane Sawyer,;
Raddatz, Martha;
Marquez, Miguel;
Muir, David

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