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CIA says threat warnings of attack based on solid information

Warnings that terrorists are plotting “something big” against the United States are based on “very, very solid” information, the CIA’s acting director said, likening the threat reports to those that preceded the September 11, 2001 attacks. John McLaughlin, the acting CIA director, said in an interview with National Public Radio that the United States had ample warning of an attack before the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington but no specifics on the timing and targets. “But we did have conviction that something big was coming at us. We have that same conviction now,” he said. “And the reason I say that it is serious is that I think the information I’ve seen is very, very solid. We have very little doubt about the information we have in terms of its sourcing and its authenticity,” he said. Full Story

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