President Obama is paying a visit to Fort Campbell, Kentucky Friday -- to welcome home soldiers returning from Afghanistan, and -- to thank some of the US forces involved in the raid that ended Osama bin Laden's life.
As the President's trip began - al Qaeda issued a new warning to the U-S.
President Obama came to Kentucky to welcome home members of the 101st Airborne Division. They've just returned from Afghanistan.
Ft. Campbell is home to the Specialized Army aviation unit that carried Navy SEALs into Bin Laden's compound.
Later, away from the cameras - he'll personally thank some members of the team involved in the raid.
Al-Qaeda acknowledged Bin Laden's death for the first time in an online posting. The statement is titled - you lived as a good man - you died as a martyr. The text goes on to warn of new attacks on Americans -- saying, their blood will be mingled with tears.
The White House wasn't surprised by the new threats of violence, according to the President's spokesman. He said it's a reminder that the country has to stay alert.
Intelligence gathered from bin Laden's compound shows al-Qaeda was considering attacks on U.S. trains on the 10th anniversary of 9-11. There are also mentions of targeting major cities on holidays.
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are telling authorities around the country to be vigilant.
The White House released a new video taken the night bin Laden was killed. The Vice President called other officials to share the news - and the President thanked his national security team.
Months before the raid -- the CIA was already in Abbottabad. The agency set up a safe house where agents gathered intelligence about the compound where bin Laden was found.
The Al Qaeda statement also says that Osama Bin Laden recorded an audio message last week - and that the message will be posted online soon