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Afghanistan War / Petraeus Nomination / Bagram #969005

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010
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(Studio: Erica Hill) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The Senate committee confirmation hearings for US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus to head the war in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from the hearings. [PETRAEUS - says it is about executing rather than design.] [In response to question from Senator John McCain, PETRAEUS - comments on the withdrawal date; recounts what Vice President Joe Biden told him in support of war policy.] US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal's retirement at the four-star general level noted

(Studio: Erica Hill) The coalition troop casualty figures for the war in Afghanistan outlined on screen.

(Bagram: Mandy Clark) The rising toll in the war in bitter fighting this June featured; scenes shown of troops on the move & from Bagram air field; details given about IED attacks. [At the hospital, Corpsman Robert Scott ELDER‡, S/Sgt. Nicholas RICHARDS‡- recount what happened to them.]

Hill, Erica;
Martin, David;
Clark, Mandy

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