Because of an unspecified threat from al-Qaida, the U.S. State Department today issued a travel warning for Americans in the Middle East.
Yesterday, State Department officials said an undisclosed number of U.S. embassies will close on Sunday as a "precautionary" measure.
CBS News is reporting a real al-Qaida plot "in the making and not just the normal chatter" among terrorist who want to attack U.S. targets.
- Bloomberg: Terrorism Threats Cited as U.S. Issues Travel Alert
- State Department: Read the post-Benghazi action plan for embassy security
- Nicole Gaouette, U.S. foreign policy reporter for Bloomberg News says officials haven't shared many specifics on the threat, but indicate it should be taken seriously.
This segment aired on August 2, 2013.