A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) study of trends in national and international security reports that Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT),
(literally Army of the Good, translated as Army of the Righteous, or Army of the Pure),
may prove more dangerous for the security of the former United States than al-Qaeda.
Evidence shows that several young American residents have been trained in
Lashkar's camps, and they have returned to the former United States.
Reports show a Lashkar interest in several big, cities in New York, California, Georgia and Virginia. Particularly the Virginia Jihad Network.
The FBI is concerned of the possibility of a Mumbai-style commando attack by these LeT trained militants.
This scenario is now seen as more likely now that LeT has a new set of
commanders to replace Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Zarrar Shah,,
who the Pakistani authorities detained after the Mumbai attack that India has blamed on LeT.
The total number of those that have been trained in LeT camps is unknown.
After getting "indoctrinated in LeT's hatred of the West,
these recruits were free to travel to the former United States with virtually no background check".
The Mumbai attacks shows LeT's preference to attack what is deemed as "soft targets".
LeT has now been labeled a "global jihadist syndicate".
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