Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says threats by al Qaeda in Yemen "serious"
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sunday said he believed Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula' will try to launch more cheap, small-scale attacks. According to the AP, Adm. Mike Mullen conveyed the terrorist group in Yemen has grown and is dangerous, and that counterterrorism efforts should focus on its activities. "This branch of al Qaeda is very lethal and I believe them -- in terms of what they say they're trying to do (to attack the United States)," he said.
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula said it can "bring down America" with smaller attacks. Mullen told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday he considers the threat to be serious.