Nightly News | March 12, 2012
>> said, here in london today , we visited number 10 downing street and had the opportunity to talk with strong america's strongest ally in the effort. 12 and our wide-ranging discussion dealt in part with the huge sacrifice that has already gone into afghanistan. you've lost 404 members of your military. by percentage for the uk, it's a higher sacrifice than the united states . it is getting tougher for you domestically to sell this campaign.
>> it is. we paid a very high price. we've been in the toughest part of the country in helmand province . we've been there now for many, many years. that's where i set a deadline. the end of 2014 , there won't be anything like the number of british troops there are now and they won't be in a combat role. and i'm confident we'll deliver on that plan. but let me pay huge tribute to what american forces have done. i saw them coming into helmand and fighting alongside their british counterparts. they had a transformative effect. i have huge respect for them. this is just the latest example of british and american forces serving, fighting together in the interests of our own security and the interest of freedom. i think it's important we say that.
>> a part of our interview with british prime minister david cameron . he now heads to the u.s. for meetings with the president, a state dinner , his first flight on air force one, even his first ncaa basketball game. by the way, we will air the full conversation this week on "rock center" wednesday at 10:00 , 9:00 central.