Posted: Aug 5, 2010 11:45 AM by Melissa Canone
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says al-Qaida's core
membership in Pakistan along with affiliates in Africa and Yemen
pose the most dangerous terrorist threat to the United States and
its interests abroad.
In its annual report on global terrorism, the State Department
says that although al-Qaida suffered some setbacks in Pakistan last
year, it is "adaptable and resilient" and has expanded its reach
through proxy groups.
The report released Thursday also says the network remains
"actively engaged in operational plotting" of attacks against
U.S. and Western targets around the world. The report notes with
concern that al-Qaida, particularly in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia,
appears to be attracting growing numbers of radicalized Americans
to its cause.