Bush will address the nation tonight about the US military response to last week’s terrorist attacks. Analysts say the US response is likely to be a series of air strikes and relatively small-scale raids by special forces. The military deployments ordered today involved about two dozen bombers, tankers and support aircraft. In addition today,the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and its accompanying battle group left Virginia and headed eastward to an undisclosed location. With the carrier’s air wing of about 70 attack aircraft, the US was moving nearly 100 aircraft to a region where there is already a robust American military presence. We turn now to Ambassador Farhadi, who is the permanent representative of the Islamic state of Afghanistan to the UN. He represents the Northern Alliance, the opposition party to the Taliban in Afghanistan.
- Ambassador Ravan Farhadi, permanent representative of the Islamic state of Afghanistan to the UN.