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Afghanistan War / Reality Check / A Discussion #982881

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 16, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A strategic review of the US war in Afghanistan introduced; ABC News/"Washington Post" poll findings on whether the war is worth fighting cited; report excerpts quoted. [President OBAMA - says we are on track to achieve our goal.] [Many times, OBAMA - talks about "progress" in Afghanistan.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen and "War" author Sebastian Junger about Afghanistan. [BERGEN - comments on the likelihood of a large-scale presence in Afghanistan till 2014: it is a major commitment that many Americans oppose; comments on examples of the "corruption thing"; outlines what can be done by the US; sums up the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.] [JUNGER - talks about corruption in Afghanistan that prevents a long-term solution; talks about the units of Afghan soldiers: no discipline and dangerous to be around.]

Cooper, Anderson

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