7,073. 7/15/2007

“A separate, classified assessment of al Qaeda’s capabilities, prepared by the US National Counterterrorism Center and released in July 2007, echoed the NIE [National Intelligence Estimate] [also issued that month]. Titled Al-Qaeda Better Positioned to Strike the West, the assessment noted that al Qaeda had ‘regrouped to an extent not seen since 2001’ and had ‘greater ability to plan attacks in Europe and the United States.’ ” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Brian Michael Jenkins, Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?, Page 270

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