Al-Qaeda Likely to Try US Attack Within Six Months
Intelligence officials appearing Tuesday before a Senate panel: Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director, second from left; Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, center; and Robert S. Mueller III, the F.B.I. director, second from right. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
Senators Warned Of Terrorist Attack On U.S. By July -- New York Times
WASHINGTON — America’s top intelligence official told lawmakers on Tuesday that Al Qaeda and its affiliates had made it a high priority to attempt a large-scale attack on American soil within the next six months.
The assessment by Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, was much starker than his view last year, when he emphasized the considerable progress in the campaign to debilitate Al Qaeda and said that the global economic meltdown, rather than the prospect of a major terrorist attack, was the “primary near-term security concern of the United States.”
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More News On Concerns Of Another Al Qaeda Attack On The U.S.
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Terrorist attempt 'certain' in months -- Washington Times
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Intel chiefs warn terror threat is real -- UPI
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