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Terrorism / Airplanes / Britain #840404

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 2006
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(London: Lisa Myers) The investigation into the foiled plot to blow up airplanes bound for the US from Britain updated; details given of evidence that ringleader Rashid Rauf††, who was arrested in Pakistan, had contact with Al Qaeda official Abu Faraj al-Libbi† and of concern about the strength of the evidence; surveillance video shown of Rauf’s brother Tayib Rauf††. [Terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY†- notes Al Qaeda may have had some operational control.] [British human rights lawyer Shazadi BEG†- says there are lots of potential holes in the prosecution.] [Terrorism analyst Michael SHEEHAN†- comments on the difficulty in Britain to get convictions in terror cases.]

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The new airline security measures reviewed; details given of the defense of the order for all airline passengers to remove their shoes; photos shown of shoes used for training Transportation Security Administration screeners. [At the National Counterterrorism Center, President BUSH – says America is not yet safe.] [Transportation Security Administration director Kip HAWLEY†- comments on screening shoes.] [Aviation security consultant Michael BOYD†- states screeners say they are not getting the training they need.] [Former Justice Department lawyer Michael GREENBERGER†- comments on differences between British & US anti-terror laws.]

Brown, Campbell;
Myers, Lisa;
Williams, Pete

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