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Terrorism / Security Alert / Flight Cancellations #744664

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Cochran) The forced cancellation of foreign flights to the US due to the threat of terrorists possibly being on Air France flights examined. [Stranded TRAVELLER - comments.] [Former counterterrorism official Vince CANNISTRARO†- says some airports are considered more likely to be exploited by Al Qaeda.] [At the Los Angeles Airport, TRAVELLER - comments on security.] [Former state counterterrorism officer Larry JOHNSON†- suggests extra levels of screening.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge's statement that Al Qaeda is considering using airplanes as weapons noted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Cochran, John

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