“Just as an added note.... there are also concerns of devices planted in the body which appear to escape detection”
The senior U.S. official said there is concern about devices that could be implanted inside the body of a terrorist.
We are concerned about surgically implanted devices, they said. These are guys who have developed the techniques to defeat our detection methods.
Additional info: Posts 31, 38, 41
Hmmm...Surgically-implanted, caulk-encased, non-metallic explosive device.
The White House said top administration officials gathered late Saturday over a terror threat that provoked the State Department to close more than 20 diplomatic posts and issue a worldwide travel alert.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice chaired a meeting with 12 administration officials including the secretaries of State, Defense and Homeland Security and the directors of the FBI, CIA and NSA.
Rice and Lisa Monaco, the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, then briefed President Obama on the latest developments.