The image of Osama bin Laden appears on an onlooker's T-shirt in Jakarta, Indonesia, during a Lunar new year celebration earlier this month.
WASHINGTON â€” The CIA warned Congress Tuesday that Al Qaeda may try to attack both the United States and the Arabian peninsula as early as this week.
Meanwhile, intelligence officials went to work analyzing a message broadcast on Al-Jazeera satellite TV that is believed to have been recorded by Usama bin Laden.
CIA Director George Tenet told the Senate Intelligence Committee in a briefing that information pointing at those targets led to last week's raising of the national terror alert level to "orange," the second highest level of five. The information came from "multiple sources with strong Al Qaeda ties," Tenet said, without providing details.
"The intelligence is not idle chatter on the part of terrorists and their associates," Tenet said Tuesday. "It is the most specific we have seen, and it is consistent with both our knowledge of Al Qaeda's doctrine and our knowledge of plots this...