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Pak, Afghan officials skeptical of al-Qaeda’s strike capacity

Senior U.S. officials have warned in recent weeks that al-Qaeda is regrouping for another massive attack, its agents bent on acquiring nuclear, chemical or biological weapons in a nightmare scenario that could dwarf the horror of Sept. 11. But in Pakistan and Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden and his chief deputy are believed to be hiding intelligence agents, politicians and a top U.S. general paint a different picture. They say a relentless military crackdown, the arrests last summer of several men allegedly involved in plans to launch attacks on U.S. financial institutions, and the killing in September of a top Pakistani al-Qaeda suspect wanted in a number of attacks including the 2002 killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and two failed assassination attempts against President Gen. Pervez Musharraf have effectively decapitated al-Qaeda. Full Story

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