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Good morning and welcome to a special additional FOX News Sunday here's the latest news.
President Bush ordered American troops to prepare for war and asked citizens to get ready for a long difficult assault against terrorism.
The president labeled Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terrorist attacks.
More than a dozen suspects have been arrested or detained so far and 4972.
People still are missing from the World Trade Center.
One -- 59 confirmed dead at the Pentagon the death toll stands -- 188.
Another 45 died in the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania.
We begin our coverage today -- Fox News senior correspondent Jim Angle at Camp David good morning Jim.
Good morning Tony president -- President Bush put the nation on a war footing -- he met with top advisors at Camp David.
Asking the public for patience and resolve.
As he plans what he called a sweeping -- sustained.
Campaign against terrorism.
We're at war.
There's been an act of war declared upon America by terrorists and we will respond accordingly.
And I appreciate very much the American people understanding that.
The president wouldn't talk about any plans for retaliation but he's clearly settled on Osama bin Laden as the man responsible there is no question here's what we call it prime suspect.
And if he thinks he can hide it.
And run from that states -- allies.
He will be sorely mistaken.
Will smoke the terrorists out of their holes he said and bring them to justice.
And officials are getting pledges support for that from around the world just rhetorical support.
Real support for whatever may lay ahead in this campaign.
But retaliating isn't the only challenge facing the president Tuesday's attacks it created another urgent problem how to rebuild an already weak economy.
Now reeling from five billion dollars in property losses.
The administration will hold urgent meetings with the airline executives -- After Continental's that is laying off 121000 workers and warned of bankruptcy.
Other airlines are warning of -- -- well some -- 100000.
Jobs could disappear.
The airlines deliver cargo as well as people so companies and even states such as Hawaii are pleading for the White House and congress to act.
Please do not put at risk.
Millions of jobs not tens of thousands millions of jobs a growing concern at the White House prompting Mr.
Bush to schedule an urgent meeting with economic advisors as early as today.
We hope obviously that the measures we take will allow the American economy that.
To continue on.
He urged people to return to work thing America needs to get on -- -- life.
Mindful of course that a comprehensive assault on terrorism.
-- need to draw on economic strength.
As well as military power.
-- Thanks Jim -- know joining us our first guess Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld the secretary Rumsfeld you've heard the president describe Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect.
How important is bin Laden in the overall fight against terrorism.
The there's no question but that he is a prime suspect the al-Qaeda organization however say.
Efforts that probably spanned sixty countries including the United States.
And it is it is much bigger than one person and the problem is much broader it is not just the al-Qaeda organization there -- other.
Terrorist organizations in the world that have made it their business do.
We create damage.
On others and the president has properly indicated that he -- -- to new kind of war.
The old rhetoric the old words aren't gonna work quite right.
For this problem we're gonna have to reorder our priorities we're gonna as he said be resolute and patient.
It has to be very broadly based it will be political economic.
So it will be unconventional.
What we do.
And that and the reality is that the the best defense against terrorism is an offense that is to say taking the battle.
To the terrorist organizations and particularly to the countries across this globe.
That have for a period of years been tolerating facilitating financing.
And making possible the activities of those terrorists.
How do you go after those countries.
Police terrorist organizations themselves in the terrorists don't have.
The targets of high value they don't have armies and navies and air forces that one can go.
Battle against they don't have capital cities with with high value.
Assets that -- are there are reluctant to lose.
They they work in the shadows they they they operate in in net safe houses and and apartments and and they use weapons that are distinctively different plastic knives.
Our own aircraft.
In this case.
Two to bring about the damage and and they're trying to strike directly at the way of life.
A free people of the United States of America.
And we have to understand that that is their goal they don't believe in freedom they don't believe in in what our values.
And and their hope is to strike and we need to.
To waging a long broad sustained effort.
And I must say if I've been in and out of government for a lot of years in the final anything.
It's that we can put trust in the American people.
You've talked about the strikes does this wave of strikes over the terrorist strikes.
I think that that until.
It will take this is something that involves not weeks or days but but years this effort.
It is it is not mean -- we've just seen a battle and America.
We lost the American people want to know whether this battle is over for now or whether in the next few days or weeks in the next month or two.
They should be living in fear.
One -- no that a terrorist can attack at anytime and anyplace using any technique and it is not physically possible.
To defend in every place at every time against every conceivable method we just saw the use of aircraft.
It could be ships it could be some ways it could be any number of things we have been deeply concerned since since I -- my post.
With President Bush about the of these so called a symmetrical threats the problems of of the reality that that people don't want -- contest army navy -- forces they know they'll lose what they what they can.
Do -- use -- a symmetrical threats of terrorism and and chemical warfare biological warfare and ballistic missiles and cruise missiles cyber attacks and we need to.
Continue to work those problems does that mean they now have chemical and biological weapons.
There's no question but that a number of the countries that are are harboring.
Terrorist organizations throughout the world do in fact have chemical and biological weapons which countries are we talking about.
There -- believed the list of countries that that harbor terrorists is is a public list.
And and we know we know of certain knowledge that any number of countries have those capabilities.
Before of unconventional attacks won't -- that would be on some of those targets were we talking about.
I don't quite understand you said early on that -- that we were going to have to use unconventional methods and waging this war when I guess that well I mean.
It PPP if if you don't not have an army to go after a navy to go after you have to go after the network.
And you have to then also go after the countries that are Harvard.
Some -- -- countries that are harboring terrorists networks doing in fact have high value targets they do have capitals they do have armies so you're having.
-- some of those nations continue to harbor terrorists we would not hesitate to strike high value targets with in the sport.
We have no choice.
The either the United States acquiescence to the terrorists.
And becomes isolationist.
Gives up our freedom.
-- They're the way they strike at us at our way of life is so fundamental in central because what we are is free people.
And if we decide we can't.
Do anything about this problem we have no choice but to give up that freedom.
And we can't do that.
Do you trust Pakistan.
I guess I'm with the President.
Reagan on things like that.
And I trust and verify.
I I am I am a person who I don't think that's the right -- for the right question.
I think what we need to do is to go to the countries that have that we -- of knowledge.
And tell them if that's the stuff and if it does not -- we have to help stop it.
It has been suggested that we might invite -- -- into joined the coalition.
So wise request.
The president and the secretary of state and others have discuss these issues.
Our goal is to stop countries from harboring and financing and fostering and facilitating -- -- terrorism against the United States of America.
And our interests are friends and allies.
To the extent our country is doing that they got stuck.
Let's talk about how we respond.
Only begin with a personal experience you're in the Pentagon was -- So personal for you know hasn't.
Well of course spent.
All right there's it's very personal offense.
-- -- it's our country.
That's at stake think of the thousands of people who were dead more people in and all the war is up to the civil war.
We lost more people in this week than we did it Pearl Harbor.
Let me ask you per -- for America.
You're the Pentagon.
Good people -- Federal Aviation Administration contacted NORAD.
And yet we were not -- To get fighters to knock those planes out of the sky and what -- -- -- Langley Air Force Base in southern Virginia rather than Andrews Air Force Base which is next door.
How that happened telling me.
It it happens because the United States.
-- do with self that it needs to stay on high alert every minute of the day.
The Department of Defense has as as its legal assignment under the law.
To defend from external threats.
Here was a person.
Group of people in the United States using civilian aircraft I mean the idea of us sending up up up fighter plane to shoot down an American aircraft.
Filled with Americans.
Is is it -- and -- usual fought.
Anytime planes go off track.
NORAD is -- before but there there are we we have never maintain the kind of invested the kind of money to maintain it.
An air cap over the United States on the continuous basis we're gonna need to.
I think that that you have to remember that a terrorist can attack at anytime and anyplace using any technique and if you were gonna do that you would have to do that with every subway with -- every port with -- every ship.
-- with -- every crossroad with every large gathering of of human beings.
The way to deal with this problem is not to suddenly become a police state.
And say we're not gonna be free and we're not can -- go about our lives.
It's to go after the people who are are posing.
This very serious danger to the world and that's what we need to do it's been a lot of talk about the assassination bands is a bad idea.
I guess it's I'm not a lawyer.
But there's no question but that.
The United States needs reached a deal.
With the network.
And the network involves people and it's a matter of going after them and and stopping them from doing what they're doing.
In terms of defense we've got to rethink everything you've just been doing a big defense -- -- gonna do it again though I don't.
Okay -- we we we have to do we have to -- review our priorities but.
From January through.
Tuesday we have focused on.
The new world we live in on the need for homeland defense on the need to reorder the priorities in the department of defense and in the US government.
And and the need to recognize that we have to think -- about the world -- in let me ask the questions everybody's asking.
When it comes to fighting back how soon.
Well see the big question isn't how soon or how fast it.
It is no matter of this isn't going to be a few cruise missiles flying around on and on television for the world to see that.
That's something blew up.
-- the network that that did this does not have things to blow up -- such.
There in apartments in -- with -- using laptops and they're using cellphones and and they.
They are are functioning in the shadow -- out in front.
Now the countries that are harboring them do.
So so I'm not suggesting that there will not be military action they're very likely will be.
But it will have to be -- a broader effort over a long period of time going after their finances tracking them down.
A lot of its law enforcement a lot of it will be special operations we'll put a special operations -- we have 35000.
Special operations forces do we need more.
Time will tell but there's no question but that that the people who god bless them.
Who have volunteered for -- that work and trained themselves for -- Are important to our country and they're particularly their unconventional and we're dealing in an unconventional time we may very -- need more of the president has called the 35000 reserves.
Do you expect further columns.
It's unclear it depends on on the what happens next and and the specialties we need to to sustain the effort that we're currently engaged in.
It is stressful on the forced it to stay on high alert and we're on alert.
Defcon four across the globe and we're on a state of Force Protection.
Charlie here in the United States and -- NN.
Very relatively quite high alert.
And that that means it takes more people more effort we've got aircraft that are available.
A fifteen minute scramble strip alert and -- but it is.
It it's it's a mistake to think of this as.
Hey hey something that's going to be.
Don't live in a short period it is a big.
Problem for the world's or anything to prevent us from going and taking -- some of them on.
Well I mean.
My goodness if that were doable it is no matter of him it's a matter of his network case.
If he were not there there'd be fifteen or twenty or thirty other people who would step in and take care of those pieces.
Obviously he's a prime suspect but but we have to be realistic this is this is not a person -- That that's the problem if it is eighty.
A whole host of people a whole host of countries that are harboring those people and that has to stop to -- -- questions first we need to reopen.
For -- B two cruise missiles.
Obviously we'll be addressing those and it depends on what the demands may be in hand.
But those are decisions will be looking at the period ahead among authors -- been spike in recruiting any prospect of reinvigorating the draft.
We have no plans to what to do that at the moment the numbers of people -- -- able to attract and retain have been.
Within the margin that we need -- and I don't see that happening at the moment it hits -- I wouldn't rule out anything however our Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld thanks for joining us thank you Tony.
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