This program is 30 minutes long
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(Kabul: Matthew Chance) The dramatic turn of events with the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan, with the Taliban abandoning the city to the opposition Northern Alliance reviewed; scenes shown from along the road to Kabul, the people greeting the soldiers, a taxi ride into Kabul, playing music, trimming and shaving beards. [Kabul MAN - describes what happened to a captured Taliban soldier.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Statement from the Northern Alliance foreign minister about going into Kabul presented. [Abdullah ABDULLAH - says there was no option but to send security forces into Kabul.]
(Quetta: Carol Lin) The reaction in Pakistan to the stunning takeover of Kabul examined; details given of the need for a coalition government. [President Pervez MUSHARRAF - says fighting between the Afghan ethnic groups must be avoided.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The reaction of President Bush to the latest developments in Afghanistan reported. [BUSH - says we are tightening the net to bring Al Qaeda to justice.]
(Pentagon: Bob Franken) The status of the military campaign with the success on the ground examined; map shown. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the Taliban can flee or defect or go to ground.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Richard MYERS - says the advances have altered the situation in Afghanistan.] [CNN military analyst retired Major General Don SHEPPERD - says the geography allows guerrilla forces to act handily.] What is left for the United States military to accomplish outlined.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with Northern Alliance representative Haron Amin, former NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) supreme commander retired General Wesley Clark and former envoy to Afghan resistance Peter Tomsen about the ground war in Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul. [CLARK - says forces start to grind down after several days; explains that ethnic groups tend to follow their own leaders.] [AMIN - defends sending security forces into Kabul; accuses the Pakistanis of playing the ethnic issue; comments on "certain acts of reprisals."] [TOMSEN - says no force taking over Kabul has ever agreed to share power; warns that factions were led by extremists in prior wars.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with Northern Alliance representative Haron Amin, former NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) supreme commander retired General Wesley Clark and former envoy to Afghan resistance Peter Tomsen about the whether the United States should bomb retreating Taliban forces in Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul. [CLARK - says armies are defeated by pursuit after the retreat; indicates the trick now is to go quickly after the Taliban and Al Qaeda.] [TOMSEN - agrees the Taliban should be pursued.] [AMIN - speculates where Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden may be; says the Northern Alliance is not going after Kandahar.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The celebrations after the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan, reported; scenes shown of the people, the soldiers, dead bodies, men getting shaves. [Several Kabul MEN - comment.]