Government bulletin warns of attacks on military targets

Sailors stand on the deck as the USS New York passes the Statue of Liberty to kick off Fleet Week in New York May 25, 2011. AP Photo

Sailors stand on the deck as the USS New York passes the Statue of Liberty to kick off Fleet Week in New York May 25, 2011.
AP Photo

NEW YORK - As Fleet Week opened in New York City yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency put out a bulletin warning of attacks on military targets.

The bulletin's key finding states, "We assess that the 2 May 2011 U.S. military operation resulting in the death of bin Laden may prompt terrorist--particularly homegrown violent extremists acting alone or in concert with others- to try to avenge his death by attacking military targets in the United States."

Fleet Week parade of ships

New York is hosting at least nine Navy and Coast Guard ships as well as 3,000 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman this week. The bulletin goes on to warn "that terrorist may also consider targeting off-base uniformed U.S. military personnel."

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The bulletin states there is no information indicating any active terrorists plotting against Homeland military targets specifically in response to bin Laden's death but "encourage military personnel and federal, state, local....law enforcement to remain vigilant and report any indications of suspicious activity."

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