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The Rundown - December 9

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media
Bloomberg reports on the death of Pyotr Vail
# Hurriyet reprints a report from RFE/RL's Kazakh Service
# The Institute for the Study of War links to an RFE/RL report on Afghanistan

Int'l Press Review

Gen. McChrystal testifies that the Afghanistan strategy will work
# John Kerry on missing bin Laden nearly a decade ago
# Fred Kaplan is alarmed at McChrystal's congressional testimony
# James Danly on raising an Afghan army
# Ashan Butt on the Pakistani military and the Afghan Taliban
# Karzai says Afghhanistan will need the U.S. for 15 to 20 years

The "Boston Globe" ed board says Obama should support Iran's students
# "The Lede" covers two days of protests in Iran
# Leyla Ferani on students questioning the Iranian government
# Steven Walt hopes someone in the U.S. Congress will oppose Iranian sanctions
# Iran's prosecutors have vowed to cease being lenient with protestors

Of Interest
The "Wall Street Journal" ed board on Romania's elections
# Perry link on China's "Charter '08" movement one year on

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# Embassy Row from the "Washington Times"