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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.

Martin, John;
Sawyer, Forrest

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