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Terrorism / Plane Bomb Plot / Security #955879

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009
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(Studio: Harry Smith) The latest developments in the aftermath of the plane bomb plot by Umar Abdulmutallab†† reported; details given of the Dutch announcement full body scans will be used for flights to the US & word of a Somali bomb plot.

(Studio: Armen Keteyian) The investigation into whether similar attacks are imminent following that on Christmas day featured; details given about what the intelligence community knew without a sense of urgency about "the Nigerian," later found to be Umar & about his time in Yemen. [Senator Richard BURR - says we should have stopped this individual; states there was a lack of intelligence communication.] [Former CIA officer Joseph CUELLAR‡- says the information was there.] The intelligence review ordered by President Obama noted.

(Studio: Harry Smith; Washington: Bob Orr) The radical imam Anwar al-Awlaki, his role in Al Qaeda & possibly introducing the suspect to terrorism & the similar attack in Somalia where a man had a bag with chemicals when he tried to get on a plane discussed.

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Reagan National Airport: Sharyl Attkisson) The controversy over why full body scanners were not used in the Netherlands reviewed; a statement from the Dutch minister of justice Guusje ter Horst blaming the US & the response from Homeland Security quoted; scenes shown from Reagan National Airport of scanners in use. The pros & cons of scanners outlined on screen. [Passenger Jenny HOUCK†- comments.] [Former Israel Airport Authority director Pnin SCHIFF†- talks about putting people in the right boxes {profiling.}]

Smith, Harry;
Keteyian, Armen;
Orr, Bob;
Attkisson, Sharyl

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