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Afghanistan War / Obama and McChrystal #975247

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama's replacement of Gen. Stanley McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus as commander of the war in Afghanistan following a magazine article in which McChrystal and his staff made disparaging remarks about the administration featured. [OBAMA – states McChrystal’s resignation is the right thing; says the conduct in the article does not meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general; says he won’t tolerate division.] [Senators John McCAIN, Lindsey GRAHAM – support Petraeus.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Petraeus’s background outlined.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The support for Petraeus within the military featured; details given of increasing concern about the war strategy.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Richard Engel) The impact of the change on the troops in Afghanistan featured.

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Engel, Richard

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