From the March 20 edition of NBC's Meet The Press:
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Previewing Gen. David Petraeus' April 8 congressional testimony, NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reported that Petraeus is likely to tell Congress he is "still determined to withdraw all five U.S. surge combat brigades," but "keep some 140,000 American forces in Iraq" possibly through the end of the year." But Miklaszewski did not mention that Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody recently testified that "[t]he current demand for forces in Iraq and Afghanistan exceeds our sustainable supply of soldiers," and that "when these five brigades come out ... we'll still be short as we continue to rotate."
In a report on the newly passed House bill containing a prohibition on the interrogation technique known as waterboarding, NBC News' Jim Miklaszewski asserted that the House included the "waterboarding clause" "pretty much to ensure that it doesn't happen, but also ... [as] a poke in the eye of the administration, clearly." But the Army field manual's prohibition on the use of waterboarding currently applies only to the Department of Defense; the House bill would expand that prohibition to cover "the United States Government."