The U.S. military in the Middle East was put on “highest alert” June 22 after intelligence reports warned a terrorist attack on military or civilian targets may be imminent. This action followed the indictment June 21 of 14 individuals for the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The U.S. Government reportedly has no knowledge of any specific threat as a result of this indictment, but the U.S. action has strained relations with Saudi officials. Taking cues from both the intelligence reports and the indictment, the State Department reissued its announcement cautioning travelers about possible terrorist attacks throughout the world.