The federal government is ramping up its already elevated security procedures in response to credible terrorist threats, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Jeh Johnson said this week.

Specifically, the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) will implement added security precautions at international airports with direct flights into the United States – although it declined to discuss details of the new measures.

“DHS continually assesses the global threat environment and reevaluates the measures we take to promote aviation security,” Johnson said in a statement. “As part of this ongoing process, I have directed TSA to implement enhanced security measures in the coming days at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.”

The enhanced security measures – which are said to include added scrutiny of shoes and electronic devices – come in response to reports of a terrorist collaboration involving theĀ al-Nusra Front (an al-Qaeda affiliate U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham wanted us to ally with in the fight against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad).

Al-Nusra has reportedly been collaborating with the Yemeni-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to produce new bombs that would be undetectable by current airport security measures.

And yes, we’re referring to al-Qaeda … the terrorist organization we’ve repeatedly been told was “decimated” or “on the run” or on a “path to defeat” for years.

Tell that to America’s puppet government in Iraq …