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Terrorism / Al Qaeda Plot #1021488

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 07, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Reports introduced.

(Studio: John Miller) The CIA's foiling of an Al Qaeda plot using a sophisticated new bomb to take down an airplane reviewed; details given about the non-metallic device and the role of bombmaker Ibrahim al-Asiri††, who designed the underwear suicide bomb, the printer bomb and this latest device that was discovered in a raid. [Former CIA analyst Bruce RIEDEL - calls Asiri the number one threat; states Al Qaeda is adaptive.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) What Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said about this terrorism threat introduced. [PANETTA - says we have to remain vigilant against those who would attack us.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley; Washington: Norah O'Donnell) The absence of intelligence that this plot was tied to the anniversary of the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† because this plot was long studied, when President Obama was informed about this plot and the drone strike on Sunday on an Al Qaeda official in Yemen discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Mark Strassmann) The issue of airport security examined; details given about expensive full-body scanners used to detect bombs under clothing that are not used by the Israelis.

Pelley, Scott;
Miller, John;
O'Donnell, Norah;
Strassmann, Mark

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