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Afghanistan War / Obama / Troops #996087

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) President Obama's plan for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan outlined on screen.

(Washington and Afghanistan: Martha Raddatz) The significant gains made by US troops in Afghanistan reviewed; scenes shown from the villages where life has returned to normal; details given about the financial, human and home front cost. [Army Spc. Jordan FULTON†- says the Afghans are grateful for new opportunities.] [Army Sgt. Paul CRAWFORD†, Spc. Alexis CORKE†- lament losing Matthew Heneghan‡.] [Regional Command East deputy commanding general Brig. Gen. Gary VOLESKY†- talks about what he tells his son at home.] What the top generals are saying about the rapid drawdown discussed.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) ABC coverage of President Obama's speech noted.

Sawyer, Diane;
Raddatz, Martha

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