Spy Watch: Jordan on the Terror Trail

Some of the strongest support for the U.S. effort against al-Qaeda has come from a surprising quarter: Jordan. Senior Jordanian officials tell TIME that in the past few months their country's intelligence has thwarted at least two attacks tied to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. A few days before Sept. 11, an intercepted phone call in which a bin Laden lieutenant mentioned a "big wedding"--suspected code for a terrorist hit--led to the arrest of three men planning to bomb two resort hotels in Jordan. Last month agents uncovered another plot, this one to blow up the U.S., British and Jordanian embassies...

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