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Terrorism / Al Qaeda Plot / A Discussion #1021556

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 08, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the foiling of the Al Qaeda plot in Yemen with a double agent stopping the threat and turning over the bomb introduced. [In interview, Representative Peter KING - says this matter has not yet been declassified and should not have gotten out; calls it a sophisticated intelligence operation.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with national security consultant Fran Townsend, Time.com's Bob Baer and former FBI agent Ali Soufan about the terrorism plot. [TOWNSEND - talks about the Al Qaeda m.o. on bomb attacks and the intelligence questions about what information to release.] [BAER - explains how the CIA handles a double agent as in this "brilliant" operation.] [SOUFAN - calls the CIA a operation phenomenal success in saving airplanes from getting blown up.]

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