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Thursday
Jun092011

FBI Chief Warns Bin Laden's Death Won't Deter Al Qaeda

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Al Qaeda is determined to strike the U.S. again, according to intelligence taken from the compound in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden lived with his family for several years.

The trove of intelligence gathered by Navy SEALs after gunning down the al Qaeda leader is revealing new information about the group's plans to wreak havoc in the U.S. and elsewhere, FBI Director Robert Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

The FBI chief said as analysts pore over documents and software taken from bin Laden's hideaway in Abbottabad, "we are focused on the new information about the homeland threat gained from this operation."

Mueller's 10-year term at the FBI is wrapping up soon, although President Obama has asked Congress to bend the rules and extend it another two years.

Judging by the favorable reaction he received Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Mueller just may be allowed to stick around.

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