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Next al-Qaeda Attempt 'Certain' Within 6 Months

US remains focus for bin Laden, top deputy, intelligence chief says
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2010 8:55 PM CST
Next al-Qaeda Attempt 'Certain' Within 6 Months
Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, left, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, testify on Capitol Hill, Jan. 20, 2010.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – An attempt by al-Qaeda or one of its affiliates to attack the US is “certain” within the next six months, the director of national intelligence told a Senate committee today. As long as Osama bin Laden and his top deputy are on the loose, Dennis Blair says, US targets will be the terror group’s top objective—and al-Qaeda’s ties to Pakistani groups are worrisome, as are its ever-more-active affiliates in Yemen and elsewhere.
(Read more Dennis Blair stories.)

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