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Syria / Unrest / Pakistan #998239

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama’s sanctions on Syria in response to President Bashir al-Assad’s brutal crackdown on anti-government protestors featured.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Live discussion held with CBS security analyst Juan Zarate† about Obama’s sanctions. [ZARATE – says it’s a major policy shift targeting Assad and other officials; says we’re likely to see more violence in the streets; comments on the possibility of military action against Syria.] Whether Pakistan knew where Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was hiding discussed. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says his supposition is that somebody knew.] [ZARATE – describes the message Gates is sending.]

Couric, Katie;
Reid, Chip

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