"Jordan is the next major target for [the Islamic State], and [Jordanian] King Abdullah knows it," Mr. Boykin said. "Their intel is very good on some things, and this is one of them. They have a great deal at stake, and they work the Humint hard. They likely have al Qaeda penetrated at some level."
Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, the Pentagon's second-ranking intelligence official in the George W. Bush administration, said the Khorasan Group is essentially the product of core al Qaeda and thus knows how to avoid the NSA.