Analysis: Kenya attack a shift for Somali rebels?
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is under pressure to ramp up counter-terrorism action against Al-Shabab in Somalia following the Al-Qaeda-linked group's deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall that has killed and injured dozens, including Americans.
Republican lawmakers on Sunday said the attack showed Al-Qaeda is growing in size and strength, belying the Obama administration's claims that it has grown weaker.
"They're not on the decline," said Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, on CBS' "Face the Nation."
"They're on the rise, as you can see from Nairobi."