bin Laden's al-Qaida network planned to attack the U.S. naval base
at Pearl Harbor, HI, using hijacked airliners, The Washington
Times reported March 3.
potential targets included nuclear powered submarines and ships,
the newspaper said.
reports about the threat to the naval base were sent to senior U.S.
officials in the past two weeks and coincided with reports that
al-Qaida was planning a major attack, the newspaper reported.
CIA had no immediate comment on the report. A spokesman for the
Pentagon was not immediately available.
newspaper said officials pointed to the intelligence reports as
a factor in the U.S. government's decision earlier this month to
raise the terror threat level to orange, or “high” risk of attack.