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    Intel community worried Obama administration disclosed too much about latest al Qaeda threat
    Fear that sources and methods may have been compromised

    By Lisa Ruth - The Washington Times Communities
    In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.

    On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”

    As a result of the threat, the United States will close 21 embassies in 17 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia on Sunday, the traditional start of the work week in those countries.

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    Terrorist groups of all persuasions are active and adaptive opponents. I have to wonder if, even now, many of them are not looking at the closure of 22 stations as an effect they have achieved without any concrete action, and considering how they can replicate it.
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