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Afghanistan War / Obama, McChrystal & Petraeus #968388

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) 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: Chip Reid) Obama's decision on McChrystal following a magazine article reviewed; details given of the criticism by McChrystal & aides of national security adviser Jim Jones, US special envoy to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke††, Vice President Joe Biden & Obama. [OBAMA - says he accepts McChrystal resignation; states the civilian control of the military: the core of the democratic system.] The timeline for Obama's day in setting up the military & the role of Petraeus outlined. [Senator John McCAIN - praises Petraeus.] [March 27, 2009, & today, OBAMA - speaks about Afghanistan.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The president, his team, the military & policy for the war in Afghanistan examined. [OBAMA - says he will do whatever is necessary.] [Johns Hopkins University Eliot COHEN†- calls this a critical moment for Obama, who has been ambivalent about the war.] [Center for a New American Society Richard FONTAINE†, Council on Foreign Relations Daniel MARKEY†- assess Obama's pick & the long-term proposition for Afghanistan.] [Before Congress, June 15, PETRAEUS - warns about timelines.] What people at the Pentagon are saying about McChrystal & how he had to go discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Reid, Chip;
Martin, David

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