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Terrorism / FBI #851567

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The FBI’s progress in dealing with terrorism since 9/11 examined; details given about the discrimination lawsuit filed by Arab-American agent Bassem Youssef† and about the lack of training in Arabic language and culture; taped depositions shown. [YOUSSEF – says the FBI isn’t doing everything it can to combat terrorism.] [On tape, former counterterrorism officials Dale WATSON††, John LEWIS†- fail to answer questions about Shiite and Sunni Muslims.] [Terrorism analyst Michael SHEEHAN†- calls the lack of knowledge about the adversary unacceptable.] [On tape, voice of FBI official Gary BALD†- say subject-matter expertise is not a prerequisite.] [FBI spokesman John MILLER†- says the expertise and leadership skills have developed over time.]

Williams, Brian;
Myers, Lisa

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