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Terrorism / Plane Bomb Plot / Intelligence / Security #955892

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009
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(Studio: Erica Hill) Breaking news on the Christmas day plane bombing plot by Umar Abdulmutallab†† reported; photos of seat 119A on Flight 253 & a PETN bombing site in Saudi Arabia shown; details given about the Dutch government's plans to use full-body scanners. A recommendation from the 9/11 commission report on using the scanners on airport passengers & Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's statement quoted.

(Washington: Joe John) The recommendations from the 9/11 commission report examined; report passages quoted; details given about scanning technologies & the need for collaboration on intelligence information. [Commission member Richard BEN-VENISTE - reviews what was known in the case of Abdulmutallab; states we need to get down to the realities.]

(Studio: Erica Hill) Tonight's interview held with former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chernoff about national security vs. individual rights. [CHERNOFF - says it has been difficult to implement recommendations because of the roadblocks; states safety needs flexibility; comments on responsibility & the need for the president's involvement.]

Hill, Erica;
John, Joe

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