CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Tripoli: Nic Robertson) The background to the flight of Koussa from Libya to London jumping ship in a crucial moment and reports that Kadhafi is using mercenaries in his army discussed; photos shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Telephone discussion held with national security analyst Fran Townsend about Libya. [TOWNSEND - calls Koussa's defection a huge development because he was responsible for the Libyan weapons program and has secrets to tell about Kadhafi; assumes the defection of Koussa was prepared for by US/British intelligence.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Ajdabiya: Ben Wedeman) The surprise over the defection of a senior figure in the intelligence services and the withdrawal of the disorganized rebels who cannot make significant advances before being driven back discussed
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