Like the bad intel of old with weapons of mass destruction…current day fabricated intel, the whims of political leaders and the proverbial “hunch” will get you killed by some kid hundreds to thousands of miles away using a joy stick and a monitor.
You can view the DOJ white paper memo at the link. Just scroll down on the page.
“The condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future,” the memo states. …even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.