Air Force Academy is named as possible terror attack target
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — An online al-Qaida magazine published articles that named the U.S. Air Force Academy as a suggested terror attack target.
“Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience” is written in England and published in the Arabian Peninsula.
Besides the Academy north of Colorado Springs, Colo., the publication names Times Square, Las Vegas casinos, oil tankers and trains, and Georgia Military College as targets. It instructs readers on how to make homemade bombs and to set them off in crowded venues.
The Air Force Academy acknowledged the threat Thursday night and issued this statement:
“We are aware that the Air Force Academy is mentioned in a recent online publication,” the Air Force Academy said in a statement. “We remain vigilant and maintain all the appropriate protocols of a military installation to include force protection and being cognizant of existing and emerging threats. Our primary concern is always the security and the safety of the cadets, our personnel and the thousands of visitors who come to USAFA every year.”
The articles tell attackers to carry out the acts on Fridays during prayer.