The Washington Times - July 18, 2007, 01:49PM
reports today
Al Qaeda terrorists are rebuilding their capabilities and continuing to plan mass-casualty attacks inside the United States, according to an intelligence assessment made public yesterday.

“We assess [al Qaeda] has protected or regenerated key elements of its homeland attack capability, including a safe haven in … Pakistan [tribal areas], operational lieutenants and its top leadership,” according to the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), a consensus analysis of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies.
— David Eldridge, managing editor,