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Terrorism / Air Travel Security / Goelz Interview #735452

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Aug 02, 2003
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(Studio: Kelli Arena) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) The government's new policy that requires transit passengers to obtain visas when traveling through US airports as part of the effort to make airports less vulnerable to terrorists detailed; most-impacted airlines and countries listed.

(Studio: Kelli Arena) Live interview held with former NTSB managing director Peter Goelz about the impact of the new policy on the airlines. [GOELZ – says this was an obvious response to security gaps; says airlines will accommodate the new requirements but it will be tough; states it is safe to fly; notes terrorists’ obsession with airlines.] More on the new security measures on “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer” noted.

Arena, Kelli;
Meserve, Jeanne

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