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A Closer Look (Fighting Terrorism) #181831

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 20, 1998
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) The issue of how best to fight terrorism examined; scenes shown of the 1986 bombing raid against targets in Libya, the Navy's 1988 retaliatory attack in the Persian Gulf, the 1993 missile attack on Iraq. [Counter-terrorism expert Paul BREMER - says the Libya raid resulting in a decrease in terrorist activities.] [Counter-terrorism expert Glenn SCHOEN - assesses raids.] The recent approach of seeking legal remedies in response to terrorist activities such as the World Trade Center bombing noted.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Interview held with ABC News consultant security analyst Vince Cannistraro. [CANNISTRARO - says there was evidence of another terrorist bombing, hence the United States acted today; explains how the attacks have only a short-run effect and could initiate a response from Osama bin Laden and his supporters.]

Sawyer, Forrest;
Serafin, Barry

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