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A Closer Look (Tracking Terrorists) #181845

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 1998
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) How the United States government uses technology to track terrorists like Osama bin Laden featured; details given of the CIA role in analyzing information, of the use of satellite tracking, the FBI questioning at the East African embassy bombings; scenes shown from the Kenya bombing site. [Federation of American Scientists John PIKE - says bin Laden can be monitored.] [ABC News security analyst Vince CANNISTRARO - talks about intelligence.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The United States support for the terrorists in Afghanistan beginning in 1979 when the USSR invaded Afghanistan reviewed; details given of the Afghan resistance called the mujahedeen, who later came to hate the US and committed acts of terrorism like the bombing of the World Trade Center.

Reporter(s):
Martin, John;
Sawyer, Forrest
Duration:
00:03:50

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