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Afghanistan / War On Terror / Bush, Franks Statements #654058

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 28, 2001
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: David Gregory) President Bush's comments concerning the war on terrorism examined; scenes shown from the press conference in Crawford, Texas. [BUSH - says terrorist Osama bin Laden "may be in control of a cave"; says he does not know if there are more orders for terror attacks; defends a Secret Service agent who was kept off of a passenger plane.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Confirmation that a missile was aimed at US Central Command General Tommy Franks when he was in Afghanistan reported; details given of plans for parts of the 101st Airborne to replace Marines in southern Afghanistan reported; scenes shown of Franks with Bush in Crawford, Texas. [FRANKS - says there are still pockets of Taliban resistance; talks about screening detainees.] [Retired General Barry McCAFFREY - comments on the 101st and bin Laden.]

Francis, Fred;
Gregory, David;
Williams, Brian

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