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Terrorists could aim outside cities

Intelligence gathered by the U.S. government indicates that al-Qaeda terrorists have a keen interest in striking targets far from major cities, such as power plants, dams and oil facilities in Alaska. The Pentagon said Tuesday that it is broadening air patrols throughout the country. The military is deploying surface-to-air missile systems in the Washington area and is considering locating more anti-aircraft systems in the New York City region, a Defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Some of the intelligence that led the Bush administration Sunday to put the nation on high “orange” alert for a terror strike dealt with general threats against remote facilities, according to law enforcement and intelligence officials speaking on condition of anonymity. Full Story

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