NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 2006
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(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.]
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