Al-Qaida in decline, but threats to US multiply
by Kimberly Dozier and Eileen Sullivan
Associated Press
January 31, 2012 10:18 AM | 435 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The top U.S. intelligence official says al-Qaida is in decline around the world but still a leading threat to America.

In the annual report to Congress on top threats facing the United States, Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper says the Yemeni offshoot of al-Qaida remains a key threat, as do homegrown “lone wolf” attacks.

In remarks Tuesday, Clapper says the United States now faces many interconnected enemies, including terrorists, criminals and foreign powers, who may try to strike via nuclear weapons or cyberspace.

Clapper says last year’s thwarted Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in the U.S. shows some Iranians want to hit the U.S. at home.

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