“It may be only a matter of time before al Qaeda or other groups attempt to use chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons. We must focus on that,” CIA Director Porter Goss told the Senate Intelligence Committee.
In his first public appearance as CIA director, Goss outlined international threats to the United States, including al Qaeda, whose leaders — Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri — still remain at large.
“Their capture alone would not be enough to eliminate the terror threat to the U.S.,” Goss said.
He noted that, “In the past year, aggressive measures along with key international partners have, in fact, dealt serious blows to al Qaeda and other terror organizations.”