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The War Room (Shelby, Clark, Cohen Interviews-Part I) #724337

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with Intelligence Committee vice chairman Senator Richard Shelby†, former NATO Supreme Commander retired Gen. Wesley Clark† and Johns Hopkins University Eliot Cohen† about the surrender ultimatum given to Al Qaeda and the possible fates of Al Qaeda members; map shown of the Tora Bora area in eastern Afghanistan. [SHELBY - says Al Qaeda forces should surrender; says Americans should be alert, but not panicky, about terror cells; states Al Qaeda must be hunted down and extinguished; comments on the possibility that interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai may have let Mullah Mohammed Omar escape; talks about the improving intelligence on Afghanistan.] [CLARK - explains the "rule of thirds" for surrender; says America will be aggressive if Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden gets away; comments on the build-up of anti-terrorist measures since 1980; agrees that intelligence about Afghanistan is good; praises Special Operations forces.] [COHEN - says this will not be the end of Al Qaeda; comments on where bin Laden might go; talks about terror cells worldwide; cites reasons contributing to the effectiveness of the US military.]

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