NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 08, 2012
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(Washington: Pete Williams) The foiled Al Qaeda plot to blow up an airplane reviewed; details given about how an informant infiltrated Al Qaeda in Yemen and about the device that resembled the 2009 underwear bomb. [Representative Peter KING – says this was intelligence at its best.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER- notes having the device shows us how to detect such devices.] [Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO – states the device would not likely have made it through airport security.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with former TSA administrator Kip Hawley about airport security. [From Mountain View, California, HAWLEY- suggests we focus on the next generation of explosive they bring at us; notes security measures we use today forces Al Qaeda to use bombs that are less effective.]
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