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Terrorism / Airport Security / Yemen #956102

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 04, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The tightening of airport security after the Christmas day bomb plot introduced.

(Reagan National Airport: Nancy Cordes) The tough new screening guidelines for passengers from state sponsors of terrorism & countries of interest featured; maps shown; details given about searches & watch lists. [CBS News security analyst Juan ZARATE - calls this a reality check that will strain relationships.] [ editor David LEARMOUNT†- talks about compliance problems in Europe.] The latest developments on Umar Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian bomber, discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Peter Greenburg) The potential impact of the new normal for travellers examined; statistics on travel hassles cited. [TRAVELLERS - react to the restrictions.] [National Business Travel Assn. director Michael McCORMICK†- talks dollars.] Ways for business travelers to get around the new rules & the likely economic impact on airlines & airports discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) The terror trial introduced.

(Sana'a, Yemen: Heather Murdock) The closing of Western embassies in Yemen due to the Al Qaeda threat of an attack featured; details given of the link of the Nigerian student bomber to Al Qaeda. [Sana'a Inst. for the Arabic Language school director Muhammad al-ANISI†- describes Umar.] [Yemeni deputy minister of foreign affairs Mohi al-Din a-DHABI†- talks about the "Al Qaeda people."]

(Studio: Katie Couric) US economic & counterterrorism aid to Yemen noted; details given about the attack on the USS Cole, Yemen's instability that allows Al Qaeda to flourish & the poverty there. [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - says the instability in Yemen is a threat to the region.]

(Pentagon: David Martin) The US military readiness to strike against Yemen featured; details given about the strike last month & the threats from Al Qaeda in Yemen. The suicide bomber who killed the CIA agents in Afghanistan & why he was allowed access to the base discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Cordes, Nancy;
Greenburg, Peter;
Murdock, Heather;
Martin, David

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