“Current information suggests that al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August.” That’s from State Department statement. The U.S. has issued a travel alert and closed 21 embassies.

+ Expect the debate over what exactly happened in Benghazi to heat up again following a report that dozens of CIA operatives were on the ground during the attack. But they won’t say why.