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In Depth (Questioning Timing of Retaliation) #625814

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 20, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Questions about the timing of strikes against Afghanistan and Sudan terrorists bases raised; scenes shown from movie "Wag the Dog." [REPORTER - asks about a "Wag the Dog" scenario.] [Defense Secretary William COHEN - says the attack was only to protect Americans.] [Senator Dan COATS - asks if the attacks are meant to defuse scandal.] [Senator Arlen SPECTER - expresses concern.] [Brownwood, Texas, M.F. POKORNEY - supports strike.] [American University Professor Sanford UNGAR - says the question is tacky, but inevitable.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Reports that journalists on Martha's Vineyard were watching "Wag the Dog" at time of attack noted.

Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete

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