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US Dept. of Homeland Security prepares for possible retaliation

'There is no specific, credible threat'
Posted at 7:42 PM, Jan 05, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Department of Homeland Security says "there is no specific, credible threat" against the United States but it is acting with "enhanced posture" and "taking protective measures" to keep people safe against potential retaliation from Iran after the U.S. killed an Iranian general in an airstrike overseas.

Cities across the country are increasing security.

Read Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf's full statement below:

"At this time there is no specific, credible threat against the homeland. The Department issued this bulletin to inform, share protective measures, and reassure the American public, state and local governments, and private sector partners that the Department of Homeland Security is actively monitoring and preparing for any specific, credible threat, should one arise” said Acting Secretary Wolf.

“The Department is operating with an enhanced posture and various operational components are taking protective measures where prudent and necessary. We have been in constant communication with Congress and interagency partners. The American people should feel assured the entire Department is working for them to keep them safe."

“We're not going to see the Iranian government launch war against the us, we're going to see these proxies whether its militias cyber all kinds of problems that they can launch easily,” says Lisa Ruth, former CIA analyst.

You can read the full NTAS Bulletin here.