Terrorist threats – or intelligence tactic?

05 August 2013

Sweden's daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet features an article on the terror threat posed to US interests in the Middle East and North Africa. At least 22 US embassies closed in August after warnings emerged that an al-Qaeda linked attack was imminent and some senior US officials compared the situation to the days leading up to the September 11 attacks. EFD Senior Policy Advisor Magnus Norell believes that given the fragmented nature of al-Qaeda, the only means for the US government to respond to the threat level is to take blanket measures such as closing their embassies and consulates.

The article is in Swedish and can be read here.