Is the US still at imminent risk from al-Qaeda terrorism?
"US still at risk from al-Qaeda, says report.
Al-Qaeda has regrouped in tribal areas of Pakistan and could use contacts and capabilities developed in Iraq to mount fresh attacks on US soil, a US intelligence estimate on Tuesday warned.
The report said the US had become harder for terrorists to strike since the September 2001 attacks, but that al-Qaeda would continue to attempt mass-casualty assaults within the country.
“We are facing a persistent terrorist enemy led by al-Qaeda that remains driven and intent on attacking the homeland and that continues to adapt and improve its capabilities,” said Fran Townsend, White House homeland security adviser."