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Precautions Raised for Preelection Terrorism

The U.S. intelligence community believes al Qaeda is intent on launching terrorist attacks in this country sometime before the November elections, a conclusion that yesterday prompted the Department of Homeland Security to announce that it is increasing precautions in a number of areas. Administration officials, including national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, believe Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network wants to launch a new phase of opportunistic operations based on its apparent reading that the March 11 bombings of trains in Madrid, which killed 191 people, led Spanish voters days later to oust the government of Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. His government had supported the war in Iraq. Full Story

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