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Afghanistan War / US Aid #999369

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Figures on US servicemembers killed in Afghanistan cited.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The debate at the Capitol over the war in Afghanistan examined; scenes shown from the confirmation hearings for Ryan Crocker, the nominee for Ambassador to Afghanistan; details given from the Senate report on the lack of progress in Afghanistan despite billions in US aid; video from Al Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri, who promised revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden, shown. [Senator John KERRY – questions our commitment.] [Senator Robert MENENDEZ†- states he has problems with Afghan President Hamid Karzai talk about the US as an occupying force.] [CROCKER – acknowledges the difficulty of the challenge.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies Rick NELSON†- comments on Zawahiri’s desperate move.]

Holt, Lester;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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