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Terrorism Drill / Seattle, Washington #728206

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 12, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The simulated terror attacks in Seattle, Tacoma, Washington, & Chicago to test readiness introduced.

(Seattle: Neal Karlinsky) The terror drill in Seattle featured; scenes shown of the "victims," the first responders, the later measures. [Harborview Medical Center Chris MARTIN†- describes the injuries.] [Seattle police Chief Gil KERLIKOWSKE†, Mayor Greg NICKELS†- comment on the scenario situation & what can be learned.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The problems with rescue & security responses in prior terrorism attacks including Oklahoma City & the World Trade Center examined. [Nuclear Threat Initiative co-chairman Sam NUNN†- says communications is the key in any emergency scenario.] [Former counterterrorism czar Richard CLARKE†- says no plan could deal with a contagious disease attack.] [National Counterterrorism Commission chairman James GILMORE†- says we have to have to know who is in charge.]

Jennings, Peter;
Karlinsky, Neal;
Thomas, Pierre

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