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New Update: War on Terrorism

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New Update: War on Terrorism

New Update: War on Terrorism

New Update: War on Terrorism

Only Available in Archive Formats.



Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Richard Myers Briefing from the Pentagon

Guests:

Tom Gjelten (2-way)(update on Rumsfeld briefing)
* NPR Reporter at the Pentagon

Melissa Block (2-way)(update on US embassy bombing trial in NY)
* NPR Reporter in New York

Perry Smith
* Rtd Major General for the Air Force (served in the military from 1956-1986)
* Author, Assignment Pentagon and Rules and Tools for Leaders (Brassys, 2001)

Many offices in Congress have shut down following the news that more than 20 Congressional staff members tested positive for exposure to anthrax. In New York, Gov. George Pataki announced after tests, his Manhattan office shows "the presence of anthrax" and has closed his office. Although there have been plenty of scares, so far, just a handful of letters actually have contained anthrax. But health officials are concerned that people are hoarding the antibiotic Cipro. Is our public heath system ready for a large-scale bioterrorism attack?

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