POLITICS
08/07/2013 07:41 am ET Updated Oct 07, 2013

Broad U.S. Terror Alert Mystifies Experts; 'It's Crazy Pants,' One Says

U.S. officials insisted Tuesday that extraordinary security measures for nearly two dozen diplomatic posts were to thwart an "immediate, specific threat," a claim questioned by counterterrorism experts, who note that the alert covers an incongruous set of nations from the Middle East to an island off the southern coast of Africa.

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