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Smaller-Scale Terrorism Plots Pose New and Worrisome Threats, Officials Say

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October 31, 2009
Homeland Security News
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“After disrupting two recent terrorism plots, American intelligence officials are increasingly concerned that extremist groups in Pakistan linked to Al Qaeda are planning smaller operations in the United States that are harder to detect but more likely to succeed than the spectacular attacks they once emphasized, senior counterterrorism officials say.

The two cases — one involving two Chicago men accused this week of planning an attack on a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Mohammad, the other a 24-year-old Denver shuttle bus driver indicted in a plot to use improvised explosives — are among the most serious in years, the officials said.”

(Smaller-Scale Terrorism Plots Pose New and Worrisome Threats, Officials Say – NYTimes.com)