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CBN NewsWatch: April 1, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, April 1: US preps for strong response amid North Korea threats; 'Gang of Eight' senators says immigration deal at hand; Pastor blasts conservatives in Easter sermon; and more. Read Transcript


Wendy: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," THE AMERICAN

GOVERNMENT BUYING AMMUNITION

IN BULK.

WHY THE DEPARTMENT OF

HOMELAND SECURITY IS

STOCKING UP BY THE

BILLIONS.

PLUS, THREATS OF WAR FROM

NORTH KOREA.

HOW THE U.S. IS RESPONDING

TO THE LATEST ROUND OF

WARNINGS.

AND SEE THE UNDERGROUND

FACILITY WHERE EMERGENCY

WORKERS TRAIN FOR DISASTER.

ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE

TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH."

WHAT'S THE GOVERNMENT UP

TO?

THAT'S WHAT SOME ARE

ASKING.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

WENDY GRIFFITH.

THAT QUESTION AFTER RECENT

STORIES ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT

BUYING HUGE AMOUNTS OF

AMMUNITION AND MILITARY

EQUIPMENT.

THOSE MOVES COME AS PEOPLE

ARE ALSO ASKING ABOUT HOW

DRONES MIGHT BE USED IN THE

SKIES ABOVE AMERICA.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY FROM

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: AS PRIVATE

GUN AND AMMUNITION SALES

SKYROCKET, UNCLE SAM IS

BUYING, TOO, IN BULK.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY IS PURCHASING 1

1.6 BILLION AMMO.

THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT WILL

BE USED FOR TRAINING AND

ARMING BORDER PATROL AND

OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT

AGENTS.

BUT THE AGENCY'S BUYING

SPREE IS FUELING SINISTER

THEORIES THAT HAVE GONE

VIRAL.

IN A LETTER, CALIFORNIA

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN DOUG

LAMOFA AND 13 OF HIS

COLLEAGUES ASK JANET

NAPOLITANO WHY AMMUNITIONS

PURCHASES ON SUCH AN

ASTONISHING SCALE ARE TAKING

PLACE.

AN AS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION WORKS TO BAN

ASSAULT RIFLES AND HIGH

CAPACITY ASSAULT WEAPONS --

HE WRITES, "IT SEEMS TO HAVE

CREATED AN EXTREME SHORTAGE

OF AMMUNITION, TO THE POINT

WHERE MANY GUN OWNERS ARE

UNABLE TO PURCHASE ANY."

ONE OFFICIAL SAYS BUYING IN

BULK MAKES SENSE BECAUSE IT

IS CHEAPER.

AND SOME HOMELAND TRAINING

CENTERS GO THROUGH

15 MILLION ROUNDS A YEAR.

THE NATIONALE RIFLE

ASSOCIATION ADDRESSED THE

RUMORS AND CONCERNS, AND

CONCLUDED THERE ISN'T ANY

REASON FOR WORRY.

THERE ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH

THREATS TO THE SECOND

AMENDMENT TO KEEP GON GUN

OWNERS BUSY.

ACCORDING TO A RECENT POL,

73% HAVE LITTLE CONFIDENCE

IN THE GOVERNMENT, AND MORE

THAN HALF OF THE AMERICANS

SAY THE GOVERNMENT IS A

THREAT TO THEIR RIGHTS.

ADDING TO THE MISTRUST OF

SOME AMERICANS IS THE

INCREASING EXPECTATION THAT

DRONES WILL SOON PEPPER

AMERICAN AIR SPACE OVER

HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

DRONE TECHNOLOGY BECOMES

MORE STEALTH EVERY DAY AT

STATE GOVERNMENTS AND

CONGRESS SCRAMBLE TO FIND

WAYS TO PROTECT PRIVACY, AND

ENSURE AMERICANS THEY WON'T

BECOME TARGETS OF OUR DRONES

ON AMERICAN SOIL.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS, "I

HAVEN'T KILLED ANY ONE YET,"

AND HE GOES ON TO SAY "I

HAVE NO INTENTION OF KILLING

AMERICANS, BUT I MIGHT."

Reporter: RAND PAUL

DREW ATTENTION WHEN HE

SHOWED THE FILIBUSTER OF

C.I.A. DIRECTOR JOHN

BRENNAN.

HE WANTED ASSURANCE THAT THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WOULDN'T

USE THEM TO FIRE ON

AMERICANS ON AMERICAN SOIL.

ARE WE SO COMPLACENT WITH

OUR RIGHTS WE WOULD ALLOW A

PRESIDENT TO SAY HE MIGHT

KILL AMERICANS.

Reporter: NOW AMERICANS

FROM BOTH PARTIES ARE

DEBATING HOW TO USE DRONES.

THEY'RE TRYING TO BALANCE

THE BENEFITS, LIKE FINDING

MISSING PERSONS, AGAINST

POTENTIAL THREATS, LIKE THE

GOVERNMENT WATCHING YOU

WITHOUT YOU EVER KNOWING

IT.

THERE IS A SUBJECTIVE

ELEMENT OF HARM TO LIVING IN

A SOCIETY WHERE YOU FEEL

LIKE YOU'RE UNDER

SURVEILLANCE.

RESUMABL PRESUMABLY, YOU

COULD HAVE ONE THE SIZE OF A

MOSQUITO THAT HAS A BATTERY

THAT OPERATES FOR WEEKS, AND

YOU COULD HAVE A MOSQUITO

FOLLOWING YOU AROUND AND NOT

BE AWARE OF IT.

THERE ARE ALREADY IMAGES

ON LINE OF A MOSQUITO DRONE

BEING DEVELOPED BY THE

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY,

AND THEM TRYING TO FIGURE

OUT WHAT TECHNOLOGY THEY

WERE MAKE SMALL ENOUGH TO

PUT ON IT.

Reporter: IT IS

UNCHARTED TERRITORY THAT HAS

MANY AMERICANS ON EDGE AND

SUSPICIOUS ABOUT THEIR

GOVERNMENT'S MOTIVES.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: A BIPARTISAN

GROUP OF EIGHT SENATORS IS

NEARLY FINISHED WITH AN

IMMIGRATION REFORM PLAN.

THEIR PROPOSAL WOULD PROVIDE

A NEW CLASS OF WORKER VISAS

FOR LOW-SKILLED WORKERS,

SECURE THE BORDER, IMPROVE

LEGAL IMMIGRATION, AND

CREATE A 13-YEAR PATHWAY FOR

CITIZENSHIP TO MILLIONS OF

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALREADY

HERE.

FOR THE 11 MILLION,

THEY'LL HAVE A PATHWAY TO

CITIZENSHIP, BUT IT WILL BE

EARNED, IT WILL BE LONG, AND

IT WILL BE HARD.

AND I THINK IT IS FAIR.

AND THE MAIN THING, THE

COMBINATION OF EVENTS IN

THIS BILL WILL PREVENT A

THIRD WAVE OF ILLEGAL

IMMIGRATION, AND REPLACE A

BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM,

TO HELP GROW OUR ECONOMY IN

THE FUTURE.

Wendy: SENATOR GRAHAM

SAYS HE IS CONFIDENT THE

BILL WILL PASS BOTH HOUSES.

GROWING CONCERNS OF WAR OUT

OF NORTH KOREA.

THE GOVERNMENT IS

THREATENING MILITARY STRIKES

AGAINST BOTH SOUTH KOREA AND

THE UNITED STATES.

THE U.S. IS RESPONDING WITH

A SHOW OF ALLIED FORCE.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS MORE.

Reporter: NORTH KOREA'S

LATEST STATEMENT THAT IT IS

AT WAR WITH SOUTH KOREA IS

BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY THE

U.S.

NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS WARN

THAT NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE THE

NATION'S LIFE AND WILL NOT

BE TRADED EVEN FOR BILLIONS

OF DOLLARS.

THE COMMENTS CAME AFTER

NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG

UN CALLED ON HIS TOP

OFFICIALS FOR A STRONGER

ECONOMY AND NUCLEAR ARSENAL,

AND AMID INCREASED THREATS

FROM PYONGYANG.

THOSE THREATS INCLUDE A VOW

TO LAUNCH NUCLEAR STRIKES ON

THE U.S., AND A WARNING THAT

THE KOREAN PENINSULA IS NOW

IN A STATE OF WAR.

AS THE THREATS ESCALATE, THE

U.S. HAS JOINED SOUTH KOREA

IN MILITARY DRILLS,

DEPLOYING TWO F-22 STEALTH

FIGHTER JETS THIS WEEKEND.

AND JUST LAST WEEK, THE U.S.

SENT TOO NUCLEAR-CAPABLE B-2

STEALTH BOMBERS ON A

TRAINING FLIGHT NEAR THE

NORTH KOREAN BORDER.

THE TENSIONS HAVE BEEN

MOUNTING SINCE THE U.N.

IMPOSED SANCTIONS OVER THE

NORTH KOREAN'S NUCLEAR TEST

EARLIER THIS YEAR.

WE HAVE A THINGS TO

COUNTER THEIR PROVOCATIONS

AND THREATS.

Reporter: EVEN AS THE

WHITE HOUSE AND PENTAGON

HOPE TO DEFUSE ESCALATING

ANIMOSITY, ANALYSTS SAY A

FULL-SCALE CONFLICT IS VERY

UNLIKELY.

AS FAR AS I SEE, THIS IS

NOT EVEN THE GOVERNMENT.

IT IS LIKE AN ORGANIZED

CRIME FAMILY RUNNING A

TERRITORY.

HE IS BRUTAL, HIS FATHER IS

BRUTAL, HIS GRANDFATHER IS

BRUTAL.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: AND JOINING US

NOW WITH MORE ON NORTH KOREA

IS CLIFF MAY, HE IS

PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION

FOR THE DEFENSE OF

DEMOCRACIES.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE UNITED

STATES WOULD DO IF NORTH

KOREA ATTACKED SOUTH KOREA.

IF NORTH KOREA WERE TO

ATTACK SOUTH KOREA, I THINK

THE U.S. WOULD HAVE TO

RESPOND WITH FORCE.

FIRST OF ALL, YOU HAVE

THOUSANDS OF MISSILES

POINTING AT SEOUL, WHICH IS

JUST SOUTH OF THE D.M.Z..

AND YOU HAVE AMERICAN TROOPS

THERE, AND IN AN ATTACK BY

NORTH KOREA, AMERICAN TROOPS

WOULD LIKELY BE KILLED,

ALONG WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS

OF SOUTH KOREANS.

I THINK THAT WOULD LEAD TO

THE UNITED STATES GETTING

MILITARILY INVOLVED VERY

RAPIDLY ON THE KOREAN

PENINSULA.

Wendy: NORTH KOREA IS

INFAMOUS TO ITS SABER

RATTLING, HOW SERIOUSLY

SHOULD WE TAKE ITS THREAT OF

AN ATTACK ON THE UNITED

STATES?

I THINK WE SHOULD ALWAYS

TAKE SERIOUSLY THOSE WHO

THREATEN TO KILL US.

WE HAVE HAD THIS RHETORIC IN

THE PAST, NOT JUST KIM JONG

UN BUT HIS FATHER AND

GRANDFATHER BEFORE HIM.

THEY ARE SOMEWHAT ESCALATED

IN THIS INSTANCE, BUT THE

TECHNOLOGY CONTINUES TO

ADVANCE.

IT IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT

THEY USED TO HAVE.

AND THEY WILL BE MORE

ADVANCED TOMORROW.

RIGHT NOW I THINK THERE IS A

POSSIBILITY THEY COULD HIT

NOT JUST SOUTH KOREA AND

JAPAN, BUT GUAM, HAWAII, AND

CALIFORNIA, THE PACIFIC WEST

COAST, NOT YET, BUT THEY'RE

PROBABLY NOT VERY FAR OFF.

I THINK THAT IS WHY

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS DECIDED

TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF

INTERCEPTORS IN ALASKA TO

COUNTER THAT.

THAT IS SOMETHING BUSH HAD

PLANNED.

OBAMA HAD DECIDED IT WAS NOT

NECESSARY, BUT NOW HE HAS

CHANGED HIS MIND AND DECIDED

IT IS NECESSARY.

AND I THINK WE NEED A LOT

MORE MISSILE DEFENSE.

THE EAST COAST IS LARGELY

UNPROTECTED.

KIM JONG UN COULDN'T HIT THE

EAST COAST, BUT THE IRANIANS

COULD WITH A FREIGHTER

OFF -- YOU KNOW, SAIL THE

HIGH SEAS IN THE ATLANTIC.

SO WE HAVE DANGERS TO WORRY

ABOUT THERE.

AND THAT'S THE OTHER

IMPORTANT THING HERE.

THE NORTH KOREAN

RELATIONSHIP WITH REGIMES

SUCH AS THAT IN IRAN.

THEY'RE SELLING AND GIVING

TECHNOLOGY AND WEAPONS

SYSTEMS.

THEY SOLD A WHOLE NUCLEAR

FACILITY TO SYRIA IN 2007.

THE ISRAELIS, OF COURSE,

DESTROYED THAT.

BUT THIS IS SOMETHING VERY

CONCERNING.

Wendy: NOW, COULD NORTH

KOREA POSSIBLY HIT THE U.S.,

OR SOUTH KOREA, WITH AN

E.M.P., AN ELECTROMAGNETIC

PULLS BOMB, KNOCKING OUT

POWER GRIDS?

VERY INTERESTING

QUESTION, AND ONE THAT IS

NOT OFTEN RAISED.

THIS IS OBVIOUSLY POSSIBLE.

THE IRANIANS HAVE CONDUCTED

TECHTS ITESTS IN THE

CASPIAN SEA.

WHAT THIS REQUIRES -- I

DON'T THINK THEY'RE YET, BUT

THEY COULD.

YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A

MISSILE WITH A NUCLEAR

WARHEAD, AND YOU WOULD FIRE

IT.

AND IT WOULD BE DETONATED AT

HIGH ALTITUDE, AND IT WOULD

SHOOT DOWN A SHOWER OF

ELECTRON I YONONS, THAT

WOULDN'T KILL ANYBODY

IMMEDIATELY, BUT WOULD WIPE

OUT EVERYTHING ELECTRONIC,

COMPUTER GENERATED, AND IT

IS LIKE BLACKOUTS, AND THEY

WOULD BE VERY EXTENDED.

WE'RE NOT PREPARED FOR THAT

IN ANY NUMBER OF WAYS, IN

TERP, IN TERMS OF THE

MISSILE DEFENSE OR THE

GRID.

IT IS A CAPABILITY THAT YOU

CAN BET, THE IRANIANS, WE

KNOW, ARE WORKING ON, AND

THE NORTH KOREANS MAY BE AS

WELL.

Wendy: VERY SCARY.

CLIFF MAY, ALWAYS A

PLEASURE.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: DRUG CARTELS

FROM MEXICO ARE EMBEDDING

SOME OF THEIR MOST TRUSTED

AGENTS INSIDE THE UNITED

STATES.

UNTIL RECENTLYLY, THEY USED

UNAFFILIATED MIDDLEMEN TO

SMUGGLE COCAINE AND HEROIN,

AND RARELY INVESTIGATED

BEYOND THE BORDER.

BUT THEY ARE SENDING MEMBERS

INTO AT LEAST NINE U.S.

BORDER STATES.

THE AUTHORITIES SAY THE NEW

STRATEGY COULD MAKE THE

CARTELS HARDER TO REMOVE.

A NEW LAW DECRIMINALIZING

MARIJUANA USE KICKS OFF IN

COLORADO.

THEY'LL FACE A $150 FINE.

CRITICS WORRY THE LAW WILL

LEAD TO MORE PEOPLE SMOKING

POT AND MORE PROBLEMS.

WE DON'T EVEN HAVE, YOU

KNOW, DRUNK DRIVING

STOPPED.

WE ARE LOSING PEOPLE TO

DRUNK DRIVING CRASHES.

Wendy: SUPPORTERS SAY

THOSE WHO USE MARIJUANA ARE

GOING TO DO IT REGARDLESS,

AND THE NEW BILL WILL NOT

CHANGE THAT.

AND THEY'RE LOOKING TO OPEN

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

DISPENSARIES, AND IT IS ONE

OF 1 13 STATES TO

DISCRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA.

AND FROM THE PRESIDENT TO

THE POPE, WE'LL LOOK AT HOW

PEOPLE MARKED THE EASTER

HOLIDAY.

STAY WITH US.

Wendy: TOURS OF THE

WHITE HOUSE MAY BE SUSPENDED

DOO T SUSPENDED DUE TO THE

SEQUESTER CUTS, BUT PARENTS

AND KIDS SPENT TIME ON THE

WHITE HOUSE LAWN TODAY.

THEY WERE THERE FOR THE REG

ROLL.

EGG ROLL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ENCOURAGED

SEVERAL ROUNDS OF EGG ROLL

COMPETITIONS.

AND WITH BO BY HIS SIDE, THE

PRESIDENT READ "CHICKA

CHICKA BOOM BOOM."

President Obama:

"CHICKA CHICKA BOOM, BOOM.

CAN YO YOU SEE THAT.

Wendy: ON THE DAY AFTER

MANY CHILDREN DUG INTO THEIR

EASTER CANDY, MRS. OBAMA

URGED THEM TO EAT HEALTHY

AND EXERCISE.

THE OBAMA ATTENDED ST.

JOHN'S, THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE.

AND THE PASTOR ISSUED A

SERMON ABOUT NOT HOLDING ON

TO THE PAST.

NIGH"IT DRIVES US NUTS WHEN

BLACKS ARE CALLED

BACK-TO-BACK IN THE BACK OF

THE BUS."

HE SAID HE HOPES GOOD

BLESSES THEM WITH EASTER

VISION WHICH WOULD HELP THEM

TO RECOGNIZE REALITY IN A

NEW WAY.

THE REVEREND HAS

PARTICIPATED IN THE

INAUGURAL CEREMONIES FOR

OBAMA AND GEORGE W. BUSH.

POPE FRANCIS SPENDER THE DAY

PRAYING AT THE TOMB OF

PETER.

MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A

MILLION OF PEOPLE GATHERED

FOR THE EASTER MASS.

HE PROVED HIMSELF AGAIN A

POPE OF THE PEOPLE, AS HE

MOVED AMONG THE CROWD, EVEN

STOPPING TO EMBRACE A

DISABLED CHILD.

HE IS THE FIRST POPE THAT

ISN'T EUROPEAN, AND A WHOLE

NEW VIVE IS COMING INTO THE

VATICAN.

IT IS A PRETTY BIG DEAL FOR

MOST PEOPLE HERE.

Wendy: IN THE THREE

WEEKS SINCE HE WAS

APPOINTED, THE 76-YEAR-OLD

HAS ANGERED SOME

CONSERVATIVE CATHOLICS.

THEY SAY FRANCIS SHOULD ACT

MORE LIKE HIS PREDECESSORS.

BUT MANY OTHERS SAY HIS

SIMPLE STYLE IS A STEP IN

THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR THE

CHURCH.

NEW YORK CARDINAL TIMOTHY

DOLAN SAYS THIS IS A TIME OF

RENEWAL, REPAIR, AND

RESURRECTION IN THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH.

AND THE NEW POPE'S CHALLENGE

IS RECONNECTING JESUS AND

HIS CHURCH.

DOLAN MADE THE ROUNDS ON

SUNDAY MORNING TALK SHOWS.

HE SAYS THE CHURCH MUST

CONTINUE TO DEFEND

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE, BUT

FIND A MORE LOVING WAY TO

CONVEY ITS MESSAGE.

WE'VE GOT TO DO BETTER TO

SEE THAT OUR DEFENSE OF

MARRIAGE IS IS NOT REDUCED

TO AN ATTACK ON GAY PEOPLE.

I ADMIT, WE HAVEN'T BEEN TOO

GOOD AT THAT.

WE TRY OUR DARNDEST TO MAKE

SURE.

WE'RE NOT ANTI-ANYBODY.

WE'RE IN DEFENSE OF WHAT GOD

HAS TAUGHT US ABOUT

MARRIAGE, ONE MAN, ONE

WOMAN, TOGETHER TO BRING

ABOUT NEW LIFE.

WE'VE GOT TO DO BETTER TO

TRY TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM

BEING ANTI-ANYBODY.

Wendy: HIS COMMENTS

CAME DAYS AFTER THE SUPREME

COURT HEARD ARGUMENTS IN TWO

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASES.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE SCENE OF A

TERROR ATTACK, BUT IT IS A

TRAINING FACILITY THAT IS

PREPARING EMERGENCY WORKERS

FOR ANY SITUATION.

Wendy: IT WASN'T THE

WAY THEY WANTED TO SPEND

THEIR EASTER SUNDAY.

A MASSIVE 95-CAR PILEUP

INTERRUPTED THEIR SUNDAY

TRAVEL ALONG THE

VIRGINIA/NORTH CAROLINA

BORDER.

CARS, TRUCKS, AND

TRACTOR-TRAILERS WERE ALL

INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT.

THREE PEOPLE DIED, AT LEAST

25 INJURED.

IMAGES COMING IN SHOWED

STUNNED DRIVERS AND MANGLED

CARS.

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE SAY

THE ACCIDENTS HAPPENED

MOSTLY BECAUSE DRIVERS WERE

GOING TOO FAST IN HAZARDOUS

CONDITIONS.

THEY SAY THERE WERE MESSAGE

BOARDS ALONG THE INTERSTATE

WARNING OF SEVERE FOG.

WELL, WHETHER IT IS A

MASSIVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT, A

TERRORIST ATTACK, OR A

NATURAL DISASTER, WHEN

EMERGENCIES HAPPEN, FIRST

RESPONDERS HAVE TO BE ON THE

SCENE QUICKLY, AND THEY HAVE

TO WORK AS A TEAM.

IT TAKES A LOT OF PRACTICE

TO PREPARE.

AND TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT,

CHUCK HOLTON TAKES US

UNDERGROUND TO SHOW US HOW

THEY TRAIN.

HELP US!

HELP!

Reporter: A TERRORIST

EVENT IN A CROWDED SUBWAY.

DEAD AND WOUNDED LITTER THE

STATION, WHILE RESCUERS RUSH

IN TO HELP.

FORTUNATELY, THIS IS ONLY AN

EXERCISE.

BUT FOR THE TRAINERS IN THIS

SCENARIO, IT DOESN'T FEEL

THAT WAY.

FIRST RESPONDERS FROM AROUND

THE NATION TRAVEL HERE TO

THE MOUNTAINS OF WEST

VIRGINIA TO GO UNDERGROUND.

WE WILL TAKE A UNIT FROM

THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY,

SUPPORT TEAMS, CIVILIAN

FIRST RESPONDERS, AND WE

WILL TAILER EXERCISES TO

WHAT THEIR COMMANDERS NEED,

WHETHER IT BE A DRUG

LABORATORY, A COLLAPSED

PARKING STRUCTURE, A MOCK

HOSTAGE RESCUE, TO ACTUALLY

EXTRACTION FROM COLLAPSED

STRUCTURES OUTSIDE AS WELL.

Reporter: A TUNNEL THAT

WAS ONCE PART OF THE STATE

TURNPIKE NOW SERVES A NEW

PURPOSE: TAKING DISASTER

PREPAREDNESS TO A WHOLE NEW

LEVEL.

WE CAN HAVE SMOKE IN

HERE, AND THE ECHO IN THE

TUNNEL ALSO ADDS TO THE

REALISM.

YOU'LL HAVE JACK HUMA JACK

HAMMERS AND OTHER NOISES.

Reporter: TODAY'S

EXERCISE, A SIMULATED TERROR

ATTACK ON A SUBWAY TRAIN.

THE TRAINING UNIT CAME ALL

THE WAY FROM PORTLAND,

OREGON.

A RESPONSE LIKE THIS IN

THIS TYPE OF SCENARIO IS

VERY RARE.

THAT'S WHY WE TRAVELLED FROM

PORTLAND, OREGON, TO DO IT.

WE TRAIN ROUTINELY, BUT YOU

DO NOT GET A TUNNEL

ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH YOU CAN

PUT A RAIL CAR AND SMOKE AND

VICTIMS, AND CONTROL THE

ENVIRONMENT, LIKE THEY HAVE

DONE HERE.

OUR JOB WAS TO COME IN

AND DO A SWEEP OF THE SCENE

AND LOCATE DEVICES AND

RENDER THEM SAFE OR

DETERMINE IF WE CAN WORK

AROUND THEM.

[YELLING]

WHAT WE'RE DOING IS

TRYING TO GET THOSE FOLKS

OUT OF HARM'S WAY WHILE OUR

E.O.D. GUY RENDERS THEM

SAFE.

Reporter: A MAJOR CAR

PILEUP INSIDE A TUNNEL LIKE

THIS WOULD BE A NIGHTMARE

SCENARIO THAT WOULD SEE

VARIOUS DIFFERENT AGENCIES

ALL CONVERGING ON THE

SCENE.

IF THEY HAD NEVER WORKED

TOGETHER BEFORE, THEY NIGHT

NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND

EFFECTIVELY.

THAT'S WHY THE TRAINING THEY

DO HERE AT THE CENTER FOR

NATIONAL RESPONSE IS IS SO

IMPORTANT.

THESE ARE THE GUYS WHO

ARE GOING TO RESPOND.

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT

ARE GOING TO SHOW UP AFTER

THE FIRST RESPONDERS ARE

THERE AND THEY ASK FOR

ASSISTANCE, THESE ARE THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO SHOW

UP, AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE

THE HEAVY LIFTERS.

THEY BRING THE BIG EQUIPMENT

AND THE PERSONNEL THAT IS

NEEDED TO DO A VERY LARGE

EVENT.

Reporter: EMERGENCY

WORKERS COME FROM FAR AND

WIDE BECAUSE THIS LEVEL OF

REALISM ISN'T AVAILABLE

ANYWHERE ELSE.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE

HAD LIVE ACTORS, AND I THINK

THE LIVE ACTORS PROVIDE A

SENSE OF REALISM AND

URGENCY.

WE HOPE WE NEVER HAVE TO

USE THIS, BUT THE MORE

PREPARED WE ARE, THE BETTER

WE ARE IN CASE SOMETHING

HAPPENS.

Reporter: THE MILITARY

GETS TO USE THE TUNNEL AS

WELL.

HERE UNITED STATES MARINES

CONDUCT CHEMICAL AND

BIOLOGICAL TRAINING IN A

SIMULATED DRUG LAB.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS ALSO

COME FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

TO TRAIN IN THIS SPECIALLY

CONSTRUCTED CAVE COMPLEX,

WHICH IS BUILT TO LOOK JUST

LIKE THE ONES IN

AFGHANISTAN.

IT DOESN'T GET MUCH MORE

REALISTIC THAN THIS.

IN THE MOUNTAINS OUTSIDE

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA,

I'M CHUCK HOLTON, FOR CBN

NEWS.

Wendy: WELL, UP NEXT,

KIDS STEP ASIDE.

WHY A TRADITIONAL EASTER EGG

HUNT COULD BE A THING OF THE

PAST.

Wendy: AND FINALLY,

SOME EASTER TRADITIONS ARE

NO LONGER JUST FOR THE

KIDS.

I'M LIKE A LITTLE KID AT

HEART, SO THIS IS FUN.

Wendy: THIS WEEKEND

HUNDREDS OF GROWNUPS LET

DOWN THEIR GUARD TO HAVE FUN

PARTICIPATING IN AN

ADULT-ONLY EGG SCRAMBLE.

A PARKS AND RECREATION

DECIDED TO OPEN UP THE

HOLIDAY TRADITION TO BIGGER

KIDS.

ORGANIZERS EXPECTED ONLY A

FEW DOZEN PEOPLE, BUT

INSTEAD NEARLY 500 ADULTS

TURNED OUT FOR THE EVENT.

PEOPLE ARE SO EXCITED.

JUST TO SEE THEM EXCITED AND

HAVING FUN.

THAT'S WHY MY GOAL WAS.

I DIDN'T REALLY COME TO

COLLECT EGGS.

I CAME HERE TO WATCH THE

PEOPLE.

I ENJOY THAT.

Wendy: PARTICIPANTS

PAID $10 TO SEARCH FOR THE

NEARLY 1,000 EGGS.

PRICES INCLUDING DROID

TABLETS, BIKES, AND EVEN A

40-INCH FLAT SCREEN TV.

ORGANIZERS MADE THE HUNT

MORE CHALLENGING BY

SCHEDULING IT AT NIGHT.

THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

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