US Intelligence has identified more than 100 active Al Qaeda members and thousands of supporters in the US. Individule groups of about 6 in Chicago, Seattle, Detroit and Atlanta are under FBI surveillance.
In one case 5 men checked into a Seattle hotel room and performed, what the FBI called, suspicious activities. Two others were seen in the Port of LA measuring the docks and video taping the surrounding area.
Officals say that while the number of those affiliated with Al Qaeda is high, the actual operational membership is thought to be very low. An operational member is one who took a sworn allegiance during a formal ceremony.