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Afghanistan War / A Briefing #983126

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 16, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) A briefing on the US strategy for the war in Afghanistan introduced; ABC News/"Washington Post" poll findings on whether the war is worth fighting cited.

(White House: Jake Tapper) The war review examined; details given about areas of progress, the status of the Taliban and the role of Pakistan. [President OBAMA - says we will never waver in defeating Al Qaeda; notes senior leaders have been killed.] [In Kabul, ABC's Nick SCHIFRIN - says the Taliban can still assassinate.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - comments on the Taliban assassination program.] [In response to a question, Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - comments on decision-making.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer; Washington: Martha Raddatz) The status of the strategy of clear, hope and build and the view of the troops on the ground who feel the fight is just beginning after nine years with four years to go discussed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Tapper, Jake;
Raddatz, Martha

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