- Newsmaker: Taliban "Retreat into Mountains" - While the US and Britain celebrate the victory of the Northern Alliance, Russia draws another conclusion from its long deadly experience with the Taliban. Predicting that Afghanistan will splinter along tribal lines, independent defense analyst Pavel Felgenhauer cautions that the key will be to control the exit routes of the heroin trade.
- Reporter's Notebook: Reasons for the Crash of Flight 587 - American Airlines is inspecting the tail fins of Airbus A300 jets like the one that crashed Monday in New York City. Aviation consultant Carl Rochelle reports there's also concern about damage to the jet's vertical stabilizer and wake turbulence from a plane that took off just before Flight 587 which would have left the pilot without control of the aircraft.
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