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America On Alert / Military Action / Investigation #716039

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The departure of the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier from Japan with no airplanes on board & the arrival of an American cargo plane in Uzbekistan reported; details given of the retirement of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Hugh Shelton & of evidence that terrorism sponsor Osama bin Laden could launch a chemical attack against America. [SHELTON - says America's military is ready.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the time for action is coming.] [Monterey Institute for International Studies Dr. Jonathan TUCKER - says bin Laden could use a weapon of "disruption" instead of mass destruction.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Jabal Saraj, Afghanistan: Tom Aspell) Plans for the US to aid the Northern Alliance and other anti-Taliban groups within Afghanistan reported; details given of approval for more aid for Afghan refugees; scenes shown of the unloading humanitarian food shipments in Afghanistan.

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Aspell, Tom

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