NIE on al-Qaeda to be Released Tomorrow | Talking Points Memo

Michael Chertoff’s gut is about to get some competition. The office of the Director of National Intelligence just gave word that it will declassify and release the key judgments of the National Intelligence Estimate on al-Qaeda tomorrow morning at 11. While a lot of speculation has appeared over the last week over what the NIE assesses about al-Qaeda’s regained strength in its safe haven of Waziristan, the estimate is titled “The Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland” — suggesting that its focus is something short of a complete evaluation of al-Qaeda circa 2007.

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