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Pakistan / Bin Laden Killing / Panetta, Musharraf Interviews #993006

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 03, 2011
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(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The mission in Pakistan to get Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† reviewed; aerial footage, photos of the compound, diagrams of the helicopter mission into the compound shown; details given about the timetable of the operation inside the compound and getting out with the body and a trove of information. [Yesterday, White House counterterrorism adviser John BRENNAN†- comments on the gutsy call President Obama had to make.] The question of whether this was a kill mission discussed.

(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) Earlier interview held with CIA director Leon Panetta. [From Washington, PANETTA - talks about not releasing the photos of a dead bin Laden; outlines what would have happened had bin Laden been captured, not killed; indicates we have no intelligence that Pakistan knew about the location that was near a military academy: there are questions here; comments on the intelligence behind this operation; comments on the complicated US relationship with Pakistan, how some information came from interrogation techniques; expresses concern about Al Qaeda and defeating them and about Al Qaeda number 2 man Ayman al-Zawahiri.]

(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Abbottabad, Pakistan: Elizabeth Palmer) The compound where bin Laden lived and died featured; scenes shown from the area outside the fortress house and of people outside. [PAKISTANI - reacts.] [Pakistani foreign secretary Salman BASHIR†- says the issue is history.]

(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lara Logan) What former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said about bin Laden presented. [In interview, MUSHARRAF - says this came as a complete surprise that bin Laden was there; reiterates there was no proof he was in Pakistan.]

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Logan, Lara

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