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Terrorism / Al Qaeda Plot / AQAP / Airport Security #1021540

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 08, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley, John Miller) The role of a double agent in stopping the Al Qaeda plot to bomb an airplane discussed.

(Studio: John Miller) The intelligence tracking of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula {AQAP} examined; details given about the role of bombmake Ibrahim al-Asiri, who created the underwear and printer bombs and how the FBI is studying the bomb. [Former FBI agent Ali SOUFAN†- says AQAP is continuing the fight of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††.] [Bomb technician Kevin BARRY††- assesses Asiri's work in developing bombs that can't be detected.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Mark Strassmann) The question of whether airport security could have detected this bomb examined; details given about the more sophisticated full-body scanners and the use of PETN in bombs. [Former TSA administrator Kip HAWLEY††- says a CFO would see the body bomb and they need to focus on the explosive threat.] [In 2010, TSA head John PISTOLE - comments on scanners.]

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Strassmann, Mark

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