This program is 30 minutes long
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(Tora Bora, Afghanistan: Nic Robertson) The military campaign in Afghanistan reviewed; exclusive video shown of American Special Forces on all-terrain vehicles near Tora Bora and of Marines at Kandahar. Reports that Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden may have bought his way into Pakistan discussed.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) More about the Afghanistan war on “Live from Afghanistan with Nic Robertson” noted.
(Crawford, Texas: Major Garrett) US Central Command Gen. Tommy Franks’s visit to President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, featured. [BUSH - says Franks will set the timetable for the war; comments on bin Laden; states American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh is working with the enemy; comments on Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s terrorist arrests.] [FRANKS – comments on being shot at by Al Qaeda & Taliban resistance while flying over Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Increasing tensions between India and Pakistan due to the dispute over the Kashmir region featured; scenes shown of soldiers at Waga, Pakistan.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with former Representative Charles Wilson†, Carnegie Endowment Joseph Cirincione†, and former US Ambassador to NATO Robert Hunter† about the India-Pakistan conflict. [WILSON – says a war between India and Pakistan is the most dangerous situation in the world today because they both have nuclear weapons; explains why Pakistan might use nuclear weapons if invaded; says Pakistan would be a more reliable US ally.] [HUNTER - says Pakistan should work with the US to defuse the situation; states India has superior military power.] [CIRINCIONE – says the possibility of miscalculation or an accident involving nuclear weapons is the greatest danger; compares the situation to US-USSR relations during the Cold War; talks about the fallout from a nuclear war.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with former Representative Charles Wilson†, Carnegie Endowment Joseph Cirincione†, and former US Ambassador to NATO Robert Hunter† about the impact of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan and the possibility that terrorist Osama bin Laden may have bought his way into Pakistan; map shown. [HUNTER - says the fallout from nuclear material is less than it is politically; comments on the whereabouts of bin Laden.] [CIRINCIONE - says a nuclear war would cause an Asian nuclear chain reaction affecting China, Japan, and other countries in the region; states bin Laden's escape route may have been destroyed.] [WILSON – says Al Qaeda could be behind the attacks on the Indian Parliament; describes the Pakistani intelligence agency; says the India-Pakistan conflict will undermine Pakistan's assistance in the war against terrorism.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The denial of bail for accused shoe bomber Richard Reid; the identification of more victims killed on September 11 and the return of 16-month-old Jasmine Anderson to her family after being kidnapped from a Chicago bus station on Christmas Eve reported; courtroom sketches by Jane Collins‡ Shown; scenes shown of Anderson.