ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 04, 2010
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(Kabul: Martha Raddatz) The day US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus took on command of the war in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from Kabul of Petraeus rehearsing for the day's ceremonies; details given about the challenges in the war after a deadly June & the surge of allied forces. [PETRAEUS - says we have arrived at a critical moment & will safeguard the Afghan people.] The surprise of Petraeus speaking about victory today, how he needs to reassure the Afghans & the Americn public & what victory here means discussed.
(Studio: Dan Harris) President Obama's deadline in 2011 to pull out troops noted. [Senators John McCAIN, Lindsey GRAHAM- offer views on a July 2011 deadline.]
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