“A September 10 [2010] report by U.S. terrorism experts Bruce Hoffman and Peter Bergen for the Bipartisan Policy Center said the threat from al Qaeda had grown more complex, and U.S. citizens and residents were playing an increasing role in the leadership of al Qaeda planning and operations.”

 – William Maclean, “Analysis: Terrorism Alerts Reflect Evolving Threat,” Reuters, Oct. 4, 2010