WTOP reports a brazen, broad daylight terrorist jailbreak on June 22 in Yemen could be the single biggest threat to the U.S. homeland since the printer cartridge plot last October.
At the same time, the escape may not be so brazen after all.
A growing chorus of sources in the capital of Sanaa says elements of the Yemeni government looked the other way while 62 hardcore al-Qaida insurgents tunneled out of the prison in al-Mukalla.
The escape happened while guards outside the prison were bogged down with a bold attack by other al-Qaida fighters that triggered a 30-minute gunfight.
The prison breakout has set off alarms throughout the intelligence community.