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Afghanistan, Sudan / United States Attack On Terrorists #625822

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: David Bloom) United States attack on terrorist facilities of Osama bin Laden and the threat from bin Laden to President Clinton of more terrorist attacks reported; preliminary damage assessments given. [National Security Advisor Sandy BERGER - describes damage to Afghani camps; recognizes terrorist threat.] ["Al Quds Al Arabi" editor Abdel Bari ATWAN - says what bin Laden's spokesman told the paper.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Descriptions of the missile attacks on Afghanistan and Sudan reported. [BERGER - describes Sudanese chemical plant.] [Defense Secretary William COHEN - says it is uncertain if the gathering of terrorists occurred.] [Retired Army Lieutenant General Tom KELLY - says counterterrorism capability must be improved.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Fred Francis) Anti-American protests in Muslim countries reported; preparation for response from bin Laden across United States reported; heightened security in airports and government buildings noted. [Terrorism expert Neil LIVINGSTONE - describes when terrorism problem will be over.] [Israeli terrorism expert Ehud SPRINZAK - emphasizes the importance of intelligence; says to identify radicals and take action.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Explanation why the United States is going after bin Laden's facilities rather than bin Laden himself given. [Former Gulf War Commander General Norman SCHWARTZKOPF - says that the threat of retaliation should make bin Laden lose steam.] [Undersecretary of State Thomas PICKERING - says the United States distinguishes itself from countries using assassination as a weapon.] [COHEN - says facilities, not people, were targeted.] [Former State Department official Paul BREMER - supports a change in executive order.] [US Ambassador to United Nations Bill RICHARDSON - says the United States will do what it takes to stop him.]

Bloom, David;
Francis, Fred;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Williams, Brian

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