CIA: Al-Qaeda training operatives with 'Western appearance'
The situation in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan where al-Qaeda has established a safe haven presents a ''clear and present danger'' to the West, CIA Director Michael Hayden said Sunday.


If there were another terrorist attack against Americans, Hayden said, it would most certainly originate from that region. ''It's very clear to us that al-Qaeda are bringing in operatives into the region for training,'' he said. Hayden added that those operatives ''wouldn't attract your attention if they were going through the customs line at Dulles with you when you're coming back to the United States - who look Western.'' (AP)