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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 03, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The term "blow back," when policy decisions from decades past come back to haunt us, explained.

(State Department: Andrea Koppel) The issue of foreign students getting an American advanced education before going home examined; details given of the story of Khidhir Hamza†, who helped Iraqi President Saddam Hussein build an atomic weapon after he studied nuclear physics in the US. [HAMZA - says most of his colleagues in Iraq studied in the US & built Iraq's weapons program.] [Harvard University George BORJAS†- says American-trained students can turn the knowledge against the US after September 11.] [Former UN weapons inspector Charles DUELFER†- says the best people studied in the West & then worked in Iraq's weapons program.]

Brown, Aaron;
Koppel, Andrea

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