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RESPONSE TO TERROR

Events at a Glance

November 30, 2001

WAR FRONT

Signs that Northern Alliance troops have begun to press toward the Taliban's sole remaining stronghold in Afghanistan, the southern city of Kandahar, put new attention on the United States' goal of bringing stability to that ethnically divided country.

INQUIRY

Military tribunals will be used overseas to try "war criminals," not the hundreds of individuals detained in the United States on suspicion of terrorist activity, and the trials are expected to be open and follow most of the rules of procedural fairness used for trying U.S. military personnel, Bush administration officials say.

ANTHRAX

A fugitive who is already on the FBI's most-wanted list is believed to be responsible for hundreds of anthrax hoax letters sent since Sept. 11 to abortion clinics, says Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft. The announcement that Clayton Lee Waagner is the chief suspect is a break in the case, which has affected abortion providers across the country.

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