Doug Bedell — December 11, 2013, 12:51 pm

Terrorism Omens Rising

Two otherwise combative congresspeople agree that the risks of terrorist attacks are growing, not ebbing, along with pressures on U.S. intelligence agencies to deter attacks. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California). Homeland Security Watch picks up from their recent interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

“So the pressure on our intelligence services to get it right to prevent an attack are enormous,” Rep. Rogers said. “And it’s getting more difficult because we see the al Qaeda as we knew it before is metastasizing to something different, more affiliates than we’ve ever had before, meaning more groups that operated independently of al Qaeda have now joined al Qaeda around the world…”

Senator Feinstein added that “There are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks being reinforced for those bombs…There are more groups than ever and there’s huge malevolence out there.”

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