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Intelligence chiefs say al-Qaeda will return to missed targets

The nation’s top intelligence officials told Congress on Tuesday that al-Qaeda is recruiting new members, trying to acquire powerful weapons and planning to strike targets it missed earlier, including the White House and the Capitol. Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in their once-a-year assessment of threats facing the United States, the heads of the FBI, the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency said the nation is safer now than it was a year ago. But in comments that echoed their earlier threat assessments, they described an evolving and dangerous terrorist adversary and predicted that the specter of sudden attack would hang over the nation for years to come. ”There are strong indications that al-Qaeda will revisit missed targets until they succeed, such as they did with the World Trade Center,” FBI Director Robert Mueller said. ”The list of missed targets now includes both the White House (and) the Capitol.” Full Story

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