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ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 13, 2006
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(Studio: Dan Harris; New York: Brian Ross) The British search for the liquid explosives that were supposed to be used to bring down airplanes flying out of Britain for the US, the arrests made so far in Pakistan & the trail of money from the charitable Red Crescent to Pakistan discussed; scenes shown of the investigators.

(Studio: Dan Harris) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Yang) The question of whether the US is still playing catchup in protecting the country from terrorism examined; details given about the responses after 9/11, shoe bomber Richard Reid & now liquid explosives. [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE†- says nothing was done to deal with this threat; notes subways are still unsafe.] The concerns about a terrorist strike against public transportation, chemical plants in urban areas & international cargo coming into ports outlined. [On "Meet the Press," former 9/11 commission vice chairmen Lee HAMILTON†- offers views on security now.]

Harris, Dan;
Ross, Brian;
Yang, John

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