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Terrorism / Airline Security / International Flights #744962

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 29, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kelli Arena) US demand that air marshals be on foreign airplane flights that pose a terrorist threat featured; details given of intelligence that indicates Al Qaeda is planning another 9/11-style attack against the US. [Secretary of Homeland Security Tom RIDGE - says our international aviation partners understand the threat to passenger planes; expresses concern about this week.] [New Age Security Solutions Rafi RON†- says this is critical.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†- cites the presence of cops on New Year's Eve.] Ridge's limited statement about the cancellation of Air France flights & the concern about the volume of "chatter" at this holiday time discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Later coverage of the threat information previewed.

Brown, Aaron;
Arena, Kelli

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