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Homeland Security / Bush Plan / "Operation TIPS" #705637

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 16, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: Kelly Wallace) President Bush's anti-terror plan examined; details given of some of the proposals, including the creation of a new federal agency. [In the Rose Garden, BUSH - says protecting America from attack is our most urgent national priority.] [Homeland Security director Tom RIDGE - talks about our defenses.] [Representative Martin FROST - questions whether the new agency should include Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).] The price tag for the whole plan discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The aim of "Operation TIPS", a kind of nationwide community watch program, outlined.

(Washington: Kelli Arena) The role of "Operation TIPS" in the government's fight against terrorism examined. [Representative Bob BARR - questions funding a program encouraging people to snoop.] [Attorney General John ASHCROFT - says citizens need to become active participants in developing information.] [ACLU legislative counsel Rachel KING†, Heritage Foundation Paul ROSENZWEIG†- offer views on the TIPS plan.] The lack of answers about the specifics of the program discussed.

Arena, Kelli;
Brown, Aaron;
Wallace, Kelly

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