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America Fights Back / Afghanistan / Kandahar / American Taliban #652564

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 2001
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(Kabul, Afghanistan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Marine reconnaissance patrols around Taliban stronghold Kandahar featured; scenes shown of Marines in the dust near Kandahar. [Joint Chiefs of Staff R/Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM - says it is assumed that the Taliban has a large weapons stockpile.] [US MARINES - say dust is a threat for helicopter pilots; say weapons must be kept clean.] The announcement of new terrorist threats noted. [Office of Homeland Security Director Tom RIDGE - says there are more terror threats against the US.]

(Kabul, Afghanistan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Jerry Bowen) The capture of American Taliban soldier John Walker featured; photographs and scenes shown of Walker after his capture at Mazar-i-Sharif. [In Afghanistan, WALKER - says he studied Islam in Pakistan.] [Family friend Bill JONES - says the parents did not know what happened to him; says his parents believe he was brainwashed.] [Tamiscal High School principal Marcie MILLER - says Walker adopted a Muslim name.] [White House Press Secretary Ari FLEISCHER - says the United States is at war with the Taliban and Al Qaeda.]

(Kabul, Afghanistan: Dan Rather) The UN-sponsored summit of Afghan leaders in Koenigswinter, Germany, reported; details given of discussion of a draft plan for a post-Taliban government; scenes shown of the meeting.

Bowen, Jerry;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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