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Scotland / Pan Am Plane Crash / Bomb / Reaction #319558

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Reagan administration's reaction to bomb causing crash of Pan Am flight 103 discussed. Report introduced.

(DC: Deborah Potter) President-elect George Bush's response to possible terrorist attack discussed. [BUSH - promises punishment.] [Counterterrorism expert Ambassador L. Paul BREMER - comments on terrorist groups suspected of planting bomb.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies spokesperson George CARVER - comments on situation.] US' difficulty in bringing terrorists to justice noted; terrorists Abu Abbas, Mohammed Ali Hamadei and Mohammed Rashid mentioned. Sources quoted with regard to possibility of military retaliation; Syria mentioned.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) British investigators shown searching through debris of Pan Am plane; details of bomb threat made to American embassy in Helsinki, Finland, recalled. [Security expert Ken HOLMES - comments.] Incr. in security checks at British airports discussed. [Terrorism expert Paul WILKINSON - comments on situation.]

Fenton, Tom;
Potter, Deborah;
Schieffer, Bob

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