officials have information suggesting that al Qaeda has
people in the United States preparing to mount a large-scale
terrorist attack this summer, sources familiar with the
information said yesterday.
The concerns are driven by intelligence
deemed credible that was obtained about a month ago indicating
an attack may be planned between now and Labor Day.
That information dovetails with other
intelligence "chatter" suggesting that al Qaeda
operatives are pleased with the change in government resulting
from the March 11 terrorist bombings in Spain and may
want to affect elections in the United States and other