War on Terror

Questions Over Whether US Overreacting to Al Qaeda Chatter

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The ongoing response to a suspected Al Qaeda terror threat—apparently emanating from the highest levels of the organization—is also raising concerns that the U.S. might be overreacting to the intelligence, and giving away sensitive information in the process. 

Officials have said they're closing embassies and consulates out of an "abundance of caution." Those precautions reached a new level on Tuesday, as the military evacuated approximately 70 U.S. personnel out of Yemen and flew them to a base in Germany. The State Department meanwhile urged all U.S. citizens in Yemen to get out if they can.