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America On Alert / Military / Afghanistan #644707

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 06, 2001
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Explosion of a bomb in a shopping area in Saudi Arabia reported.

(Pentagon: Norah O'Donnell) United States military readiness for strikes against Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan's ruling Taliban reviewed; details given of the United States use of spy planes to gather intelligence. [NBC News military analyst Dan GOURE - says the Taliban has only old weaponry.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The challenge of fighting in Afghanistan examined; scenes shown from this land of extremists; details given of the US support for the Northern Alliance, which opposes the Taliban and of why Kandahar and Kabul are the objectives for a likely United States attack.

(Northern Afghanistan: Dana Lewis) The Northern Alliance's plans for a new offensive against the Taliban featured. [London School of Economics Fred HALLIDAY - recalls the bad reputation of the Northern Alliance.]

Lewis, Dana;
O'Donnell, Norah;
Seigenthaler, John

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