What Led To Orange

Why did U.S. security services jack up their color-coded threat gauge to a level of high orange? In the past two weeks, al-Qaeda has orchestrated a string of suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia and Morocco. But it wasn't those attacks alone that prompted the heightened alert. Intelligence gathered weeks ago--including intercepted communications with cryptic references to upcoming "weddings"--indicated that Osama bin Laden's minions had entered an "operational phase." The continuing chatter suggests that al-Qaeda may soon turn its attention to the West again. Sources tell TIME that some of the group's agents are annoyed that the latest attacks took so many...

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