CNN Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(Washington: David Ensor) The intelligence war in Afghanistan reviewed; details given about the use of intelligence to direct the bombing campaign, of the need for more human intelligence and problems with Pakistani intelligence. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the key will be some "scrap of information" to get Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden.] [Carnegie Endowment Anatole LIEVEN - says Pakistani intelligence is essential.] [Former CIA officer Reuel GERECHT - says CIA agents are merely fake diplomats.] [CIA spokesman Bill HARLOW - defends CIA operations.] [Former CIA director James WOOLSEY - comments on intelligence.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion continued with Senator Richard Shelby, former CIA director James Woolsey, and former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski on intelligence in the war in Afghanistan. [SHELBY - suggests we will see how good the intelligence is as the war goes on.] [BRZEZINSKI - says the United States does not have a tradition of good intelligence; indicates the United States must be careful about not waging a war against the Afghan people.] [WOOLSEY - says it is currently hard to estimate Taliban casualties because so much is underground.] Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden's letter published by Al Jazeera quoted.
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