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Wars / Afghanistan & Iraq #969559

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 03, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Reports from the war zones in Afghanistan & Iraq introduced.

(Baghdad: Andrea Mitchell) Vice President Joe Biden's unannounced visit to Iraq featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of Biden & his wife, Jill, arriving & with the visiting senators. [BIDEN - expresses optimism about a representative government here.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Richard Engel) The mission in the war in Afghanistan with US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus replacing US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal after the latter's insulting "Rolling Stone" article examined; details given of restrictions from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the interaction between the military & the press. [PETRAEUS - says we must achieve unity of effort.]

Holt, Lester;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Engel, Richard

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