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Afghanistan War / The Leak / Funding #971244

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The reigniting of the debate over the war in Afghanistan following the leak of documents introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) The House passage of war funding after the release of the secret documents examined; details given about areas of concern in the war. [President OBAMA - downplays the documents.] [In the House, Representatives Dennis KUCINICH, Barbara LEE, Buck McKEON - offer views on the war.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- says public opinion matters.] Poll figures on support for the war over the years cited. [CBS national security analyst Juan ZARATE†- cites the challenges in the war.] Viewer question on whether Pakistan can be called a partner in the war discussed

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) An assessment of the road ahead for the war in Afghanistan after nearly a decade featured; details given about the classified documents posted by WikiLeaks, troops, withdrawal plans & the need to drive the Taliban out of Kandahar again. [At confirmation hearings, Marine Gen. James MATTIS††- says it will be a difficult summer.] [Senator John McCAIN - criticizes the war.] [Counterinsurgency expert David KILCULLEN††- comments on the withdrawal.] A viewer question on the released documents discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Reid, Chip;
Martin, David

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