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America Fights Back / Day 7 / Military / Pakistan #640447

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 17, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The Pentagon's planning for large-scale air strikes against Afghanistan and later Iraq examined; details given of the use of special operations commandos on the ground and of the reasons for a strike against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says we have to deal with the whole concept of terrorism.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report that Afghanistan will discuss what to do about Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden tomorrow noted.

(Islamabad: Bob Woodruff) United States pressure on Pakistan to get Afghanistan to turn over Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden examined; scenes shown of demonstrations and from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. [Pakistani foreign minister Abdul SATTAR - says time is short so action is needed.] [International studies specialist professor Rasool Bakhsh RAESS - says the terrorism is too "colossal" for Pakistan to stay on the sidelines.]

5;41:20 AMERICA FIGHTS BACK / DAY 7 / GOVERNMENT POWERS

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(FBI: Pierre Thomas) FBI requests that Congress broaden powers to combat terrorism examined; specific concepts outlined on screen. [Attorney General John ASHCROFT - says associates of the hijackers may be a continuing presence in the US; calls for Congress to enact anti-terrorism measures.] [Senator Richard SHELBY, Georgetown University Law Center professor David COLE - offer views on increasing government power.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Thomas, Pierre;
Woodruff, Bob
Duration:
00:05:50

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