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.]
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