|Allies Strike Back|
Chronology: All time shown below are approximate Eastern Daylight Times.
Sunday, February 17, 2002
NOTE: Reports from news sources involving movements or operations of United States military personnel NOT confirmed by named U.S. government officials will be labeled as such.
Dept. Seeks 5 Suspected al Qaeda Members [Photos]
Also Today: The federal government assumed responsibility for baggage and passenger security screening at more than 420 airports. [Details on CNN]
1:00 pm - Israeli police stopped a suicide bombing by shooting a Palestinian terrorist dead before he could detonate the bomb strapped to his body. The bombers accomplice escaped in a car that later exploded killing him and injuring three Israeli police officers. [See: Israelis Thwart Palestinian Suicide Bomber (Reuters)]
7:30 am - President Bush arrived in Tokyo, Japan, his first stop on an Asian tour to bolster support for the war on terrorism. Bush will also visit South Korea and China during the trip. [See: Bush Arrives in Tokyo to Mixed Welcome (Reuters)]