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Al-Qaida remains a threat, but intense U.S.-led pressure is working and could relegate it and similar organizations to having only “symbolic importance,” the nation’s intelligence chief said Tuesday.

When and if that happens, the U.S. will no longer have the luxury of focusing on one dominant threat, James R. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told senators in the intelligence community’s annual assessment of threats to national security.

Source: M. Alex Johnson for MSNBC.

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