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America Fights Back / Afghanistan / Walker Case #652427

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 2001
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(New York: Ground Zero: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The debate concerning possible criminal charges to be brought against American-born Taliban fighter John Walker examined. [White House Press Secretary Ari FLEISCHER - says more information must be gathered.] [On CNN videotape, WALKER - says he wanted to help the Taliban; describes the bombing at Mazar-i-Sharif.] [CBS News legal analyst Andrew COHEN - says Walker will be judged on what he did, not what he said.]

(New York: Ground Zero: Dan Rather) The United Nations approval of a British-led international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan reported; scenes shown of the arrival of British Royal Marines at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

Roberts, John;
Rather, Dan

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