U.S. May Be Overreacting To Terrorist Threat By Al Qaeda
Members of the Raid, a special intervention unit of the French police patrol in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis city center, on November 18, 2015, as French Police special forces raid an appartment, hunting those behind the attacks that claimed 129 lives in the French capital five days ago. At least one person was killed in an apartment targeted in the operation aimed at the suspected mastermind of the attacks, Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and police had been wounded in the shootout. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. May Be Overreacting To Terrorist Threat By Al Qaeda


The continuing response to a suspected Al Qaeda terror threat — evidently coming from the highest levels of the organization — is also creating worry that the U.S. may be overreacting to the intelligence, and revealing sensitive information in the process.

Officials have said they are shutting down embassies and consulates out of an “abundance of caution.” Those precautions hit a new level on Tuesday, as the military evacuated about 70 U.S. personnel out of Yemen and flew them to a base in Germany. Meanwhile, The State Department is urging all U.S. citizens in Yemen to get out if they can.

There are approximately 1,400 U.S. Marines aboard Naval vessels off the coast of Yemen, according to a senior U.S. defense official. They have been there for a while, but are in a position to assist if needed, the official said.


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