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`Next wave' of terrorists taking shape

Intelligence chiefs warn Senate of peril amid rising anti-Americanism. Even if Al Qaeda is crushed, terrorist threats will remain because of a global surge in anti-Americanism, the emergence of dozens of groups representing terrorism’s “next wave” and the worldwide spread of Al Qaeda’s philosophy and “destructive expertise,” the nation’s top intelligence officials said Tuesday. Still, CIA Director George Tenet and Vice Adm. Lowell Jacoby, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said Osama bin Laden’s network itself remains the greatest immediate threat to Americans. In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Jacoby said capable terrorists are replacing captured Al Qaeda operatives, while Tenet highlighted the danger of what he suggested was an active Al Qaeda program to produce anthrax. Tenet also said there were Al Qaeda plans to recruit trained pilots for more aircraft plots. Full Story

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