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U.S. Does Not Plan to Raise Alert Before 9/11 Anniversary

The Bush administration said today that it had no plans to raise the nation’s color-coded terrorist alert level in advance of next week’s two-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks and that a newly completed intelligence review had turned up no specific evidence suggesting threats against domestic targets timed to the anniversary. In a notice to other federal agencies and to state and local law enforcement officials, the Department of Homeland Security said the interagency review had been conducted to determine whether the anniversary would pose a special threat from Al Qaeda. “We remain concerned about Al Qaeda’s continued efforts to plan multiple attacks against the U.S. and U.S. interests overseas,” the department said. “However, at this time, we have no specific information on individual targets or dates for any attack.” Full Story

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