Two House committees are holding hearings next week to examine the terror group's resurgence.
President Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. military must keep fighting al Qaeda across the globe as the terror network evolves and becomes more decentralized.
The State Department and the U.S. Olympic Committee both think it's a good idea for U.S. athletes not to tout their Team USA colors too widely during next week's Sochi games. They just would rather the other party get all the credit.
The Defense secretary said no specific plans had been drafted for Sochi, however.
A Jan. 17 suicide attack in Kabul killed 21 civilians at a restaurant.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is calling for congressional hearings to explore the measures being taken to protect U.S. athletes at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.
The U.S. has offered its "full support" in security preparations, Jay Carney said.
Militant groups are threatening to attack Sochi during the Olympics.
Philippe Reines asserted there was no actionable intelligence on the specific attack.
Feinstein rushed to Clinton's defense over the Benghazi attack.