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Terrorism / Al Qaeda Threat #761465

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Evidence found on a computer in Pakistan indicating that Al Qaeda may be moving closer to another attack on the US examined; details given of increased security measures in Washington, DC; scenes shown. [US Capitol police Chief Terrance GAINER†- comments on roadblocks & checkpoints in Washington.] [Washington Mayor Anthony WILLIAMS†- says you may not be able to prevent every possible bad act.] The arrest of terror suspects in London, England, noted; scenes shown.

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(London: Jim Maceda) New information on how terror operatives communicate with each other & get their message out to the world featured; examples, including the use of steganography {information hiding}, cited; Internet videos shown. [Media analyst Paul EEDLE†, “Time” magazine’s Michael WARE†, counterterrorism analyst Neil DOYLE†- comment on the organized & sophisticated use of technology by militants.] [Middle East expert Jonathan PARIS†- notes how overuse of media by Al Qaeda leader Abdul Aziz al-Muqrin†† led to his undoing.]

Brown, Campbell;
Williams, Pete;
Maceda, Jim

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