Task Force Set Up to Ferret Out Plans for Terrorist Attack in U.S.
The Justice Department and the FBI said Wednesday that they were launching an initiative to root out a possible terrorist attack in the U.S. this summer, citing vague but “credible” intelligence that Al Qaeda was close to making good on its vow to strike American soil again. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said they were launching a round of interviews around the country aimed at developing further intelligence about possible attacks and setting up a special summer task force to coordinate the overall effort. They also appealed to the public for help in locating six previously identified people who they said had terrorist leanings, and revealed that they had commenced a manhunt for a seventh — a California native, Adam Yahiye Gadahn, who also goes by the name Adam Pearlman. Full Story