RealNews

U.S. Official Downplays Zarqawi Report

An official at the Department of Homeland Security on Sunday downplayed a report in the new edition of Time magazine, cautioning that a story on plans by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to attack targets in the United States is alarmist in its assertions. The Homeland Security official said that a person variously described as a “top aide” and a “lieutenant” to the terrorist mastermind is a “previously unknown source of questionable credibilty.” The official, who spoke with NBC News on condition of anonymity, said the “top aide” described by Time had befriended his interrogators and was telling them a variety of stories and information of dubious credibility, including information about “soft targets” including “movie theaters, restaurants and schools,” and a “lack of willing martyrs” available to carry out attacks. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.