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February 11, 2003
Arab television network al-Jazeera broadcast a taped message
today of what is believed to be the voice of Osama bin Laden.
After a report,Gwen Ifill discusses the tape with Washington Post
reporter Dana Priest; and Stephen Simon, former senior director
for counterterrorism on the National Security Council in the Clinton
The CIA and the FBI issued warnings to congress today about
possible terror strikes. After a report
by Tom Bearden, Margaret Warner discusses local implications of
the warnings with Anthony Williams, mayor of Washington, D.C.;
Patrick McCrory, mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina; Harold Schaitberger,
president of the International Association of Firefighters; and
Randall Larsen, director of the Institute for Homeland Security
at the Anser Corporation.
After a background report, Ray Suarez discusses the military,
political, and humanitarian challenges of rebuilding a post-Saddam
Iraq with retired Army General William Nash, director for the
Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations;
Rashid Khalidi, director of the Center for International Studies
at the University of Chicago; Mary McClymont, president of Interaction,
an umbrella organization of over 160 American-based humanitarian
and development organizations; and Dr. Mahdi Al-Bassam, a founding
member of the Iraqi National Congress, an umbrella organization
of Iraqi opposition groups.
Divisions in NATO and Europe are widening over the conflict
with Iraq. After a report
by Kwame Holman, Margaret Warner discusses the situation with
Richard Holbrooke, former assistant secretary of state for European
affairs under President Clinton; Charles Kupchan, former director
for European affairs on the National Security Council; and James
Woolsey, former director of the CIA.
Tom Bearden reports on the changes to state and federal law
that have allowed U.S. residents the option to change their local telephone service.
In his State of the Union address last month, President Bush
announced a marked increase in funds to fight AIDS worldwide.
Following a background
report from health correspondent Susan Dentzer, Gwen Ifill
follows up with Stephen Lewis, U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS;
Joseph O'Neill, director of the White House Office of National
AIDS Policy; and Salih Booker, director of Africa Action.