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Afghanistan War / Steele's Comments / A Discussion #969641

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 05, 2010
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(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) The political reaction to the comments from Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele about the war in Afghanistan introduced. [STEELE - says it is a war of President Obama's choosing.]

(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) earlier discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen & "Washington Post"'s Rajiv Chandrasekaran† about the war now that Al Qaeda has abandoned the country. [BERGEN - outlines the strategy: preventing Taliban from reclaiming Afghanistan; explains what victory could look like in Afghanistan; comments on Al Qaeda & the numbers & the possibility of the drawdown in July. 2011.] [CHANDRASKARAN - says the US is involved in a counterinsurgency campaign whose goal is counterterrorism by setting up good government in a laborious effort; comments on the role of US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus in command of the war in Afghanistan.]

O'Brien, Soledad

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