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Terrorism / Bin Laden Tape / Security #721568

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) A new audiotape featuring the voice of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden telling Iraqis to carry out suicide bombings against the US reported.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The administration’s response to the bin Laden tape featured; details given about concerns that the tape is a signal for a new wave of terrorist attacks in the US; excerpts from tape played with translations. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – says bin Laden is speaking to the people of Iraq.] [NBC News military analyst Gen. Wayne DOWNING†- says Al Qaeda believes the current economic state in the US is a result of their September 11 attack.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Anxieties over homeland security examined; details given about security measures being undertaken nationwide. [CIA director George TENET††- says intelligence about a new attack is the most specific we have seen.] [FBI director Robert MUELLER†- warns of terrorist groups in the US.] [US Coast Guard Capt. Mark KERSKI†- comments on beefed-up security.] [Hardware store EMPLOYEE - comments on the buying spree for plastic sheeting & duct tape.] [California Highway Patrol Wayne ZIESE†- comments on an incident in San Francisco.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Williams, Pete

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