CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 27, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Summary of events related to the war on terrorism given.
(Quetta, Pakistan: Allen Pizzey) Message from Afghanistan's Taliban leaders to terrorism sponsor Osama bin Laden requesting that he leave voluntarily examined. [UN Special Mission for Afghanistan Francesc VENDRELL - says the time to negotiate with the Taliban are past.] [CBS Correspondent Elizabeth PALMER - says bin Laden has been seen in Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The military strategy in the war on terrorism examined; details given of President Bush's decision to grant generals the power to order the shooting down of commercial jetliners. [BUSH - says the country will need patience and determination.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the idea of using military planes to shoot down an airliner is "beyond belief".] [Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Hugh SHELTON - says the last thing any military pilot wants to do is go after a commercial jet.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Anti-American protests in Jakarta, Indonesia, shown.