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Terrorism / Airplanes / Britain / Plane Scenario #837268

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 2006
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[Attorney General Alberto GONZALES - speaks about terrorism.]

(London: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The "what if" scenario for what would happen if terrorists seized control of a plane examined; details given about the plan for handling a plane & of the military training missions for possibly shooting down a plane. [CNN security analyst Clark Kent ERVIN†- says this is a real threat with the possibility a plane would have to be sout down.] [Via phone, US Northern Command operations director Maj. Gen. William WEBSTER†- says our job is to watch the skies for threats.] How difficult a decision it would be to shoot down a civilian airliner discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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