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Terrorism / Bin Laden / Iraq Link / Al Qaeda Threat #721443

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003
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(Phoenix: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden††'s latest message calling Muslims to arms featured; tape excerpts translated, including comments about his survival of the bombing campaign in Afghanistan. [ABC News counterterrorism consultant Vince CANNISTRARO†- says bin Laden is asking Muslims to rise up.] [ABC News counterterrorism consultant Jack CLOONAN†- says he is going nose-to-nose with the US.]

(Phoenix: Peter Jennings; State Department: Martha Raddatz) The issue of the administration's efforts to link bin Laden's Al Qaeda organization & Iraq & whether the US military is stretched too thin in dealing with both terrorism & Iraq discussed.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) Report to Congress from CIA director George Tenet & FBI director Robert Mueller† about a possible radiological attack from Al Qaeda featured. [TENET - talks about the intelligence about plots; outlines what an attack could bring.] [MUELLER - says the greatest threat is from not yet identified Al Qaeda cells.]

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian;
Raddatz, Martha;
Thomas, Pierre

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