December 21, 2003

Al-Quaida Planning Big Attack
Ridge Says Americans Must be "Vigilant"

People and resources sent to U.S. borders.
Threat Level Raised
12/21 -- Ridge: "These credible sources suggest the possibility of attacks against the Homeland around the holiday season and beyond. These strategic indicators, including Al-Quaida's continuing desire to carry out attacks against our homeland are perhaps greater now than at any point since September 11, 2001. The information indicates that extremists abroad are anticipating near term attacks that they believe will either rival or exceed the attacks that occurred in New York, in the Pentagon and the fields of Pennsylvania nearly two years ago."

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