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U.S. beefs up key air defenses

The Pentagon on Monday said it stepped up air defenses over critical sites as top U.S. officials, including President Bush, urged Americans to remain vigilant but go about their normal lives in the face of intelligence reports that Al Qaeda could be poised to attempt mass-casualty attacks in the U.S. Amid one of the busiest travel times of the year, officials also emphasized they have corroborated intelligence that Al Qaeda has designs on commandeering foreign jetliners and crashing them into American targets. One U.S. official said there is intelligence pointing to French aircraft. Although that intelligence is specific, it is not as well corroborated as the overall intelligence pointing to Al Qaeda’s desire to infiltrate foreign flights–one reason behind Sunday’s decision to boost the nation’s terror-alert level to “orange,” or “high risk.” Full Story

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