WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the House Homeland Security Committee says the United States must temper victory with vigilance in the wake of Osama bin Laden's assassination.
Rep. Peter King tells NBC's "Today" show the al-Qaida terrorist organization could "try to avenge this death" and says "we'll have to be on full alert."
Bin Laden was killed by U.S. military forces in a raid early Monday on his custom-built hideout in Pakistan.
The New York Republican predicted "a fight for power" within al-Qaida. He says the shooting of bin Laden gives "a sense of closure" to the relatives of people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States. King also says there will be "round-the-clock" government surveillance to determine if al-Qaida is planning or organizing a retaliatory attack.