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Terrorism / Alert / Law Enforcement #721514

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003
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(Phoenix: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The threat of an imminent Al Qaeda attack on the US based on intercepted e-mails & phone calls featured; scenes shown of security measures in Washington, DC & New York City; details given of possible targets in Saudi Arabia. [CIA director George TENET - says a plot could be carried out at the end of the hajj, including the use of a radiological dispersal device.]

(Phoenix: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The pressure on US intelligence agencies & the Justice Department about terrorism & Iraqi President Saddam Hussein examined; details given about the FBI campaign to interview 50,000 Iraqi-Americans, including 10 in Jamaica & the expulsion of an Iraqi diplomat from the Philippines. [Georgetown University school of foreign service Robert GALLUCCI†- says Saddam would use anything to inflict harm.] [Philippine foreign affairs secretary Blas OPLE†- says the Iraqi was ordered to leave.] [Former FBI counterterrorism official Skip BRANDON†- outlines possible suicide missions.]

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian;
Thomas, Pierre

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