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Gen. Martin Dempsey: ‘Significant Threat Stream’ From Al Qaeda Forces Embassy Closings

The rare decision by the U.S. State Department to close more than a dozen embassies across the Muslim world Sunday follows the discovery of a serious threat from a branch of al Qaeda aimed at U.S. and Western interests, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said during an exclusive interview with ABC News.

“There is a significant threat stream and we’re reacting to it,” Dempsey told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz during the interview for “This Week,” describing the threat as “more specific” than previous threats.

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