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Kerry Hears Afghan Fears From Women in Business

The US military is planning to add 14-man Marine special operations teams to ships carrying Marine Expeditionary Units to provide rapid responses in emergency situations. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, a Muslim convert formerly named Joseph Anthony Davis, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for plotting with accomplice Walli Mujahidh to attack a south Seattle military processing center on a busy Monday with automatic weapons and grenades.

Stalemate to continue: Taliban rule out talks with Karzai during Qatar visit

The Justice Department unsealed a guilty plea today by Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, a Shabaab leader and coordinator between Shabaab and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. He pled guilty in December 2011 to nine US terrorism charges after being arrested in April 2011 and interrogated.

Backing up Obama's warnings to Syria creates tough challenges on two fronts

US Cedes Control, Almost, on Afghan Prisoners

Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With CIA Aid

Syrian with ties to 9/11 hijackers still in US, virtually immune from deportation

Excavating a future in Afghanistan

A decade after Iraq invasion, America's voice in Baghdad has gone from a boom to a whimper

Doubts Over Bagram Handover Ahead of Deadline

The US is expanding the role of the CIA in Syria by providing actionable intelligence to rebel groups that have been vetted by the CIA. The US is attempting to bolster non-jihadist rebel forces amid increasing concern that the Al Nusrah Front in Syria is working closely with al Qaeda's central leadership in Pakistan. The US is also helping train Jordanian forces on plans to counter the threat of Syria's chemical weapons.

A War of Attrition in Farah Province

Inside Bibi's apology to Turkey

Mali's stability still at stake a year after coup

Drone base in Niger gives US a strategic foothold in West Africa

As New Drone Policy Is Weighed, Few Practical Effects Are Seen

US posts $5 million reward for American suspected of being Zawahiri's emissary to Shabaab

Mostafa-Hammami-RFJ-Poster.jpgThe FBI told The Long War Journal that Jehad Mostafa is thought to be Abu Abdullah al Muhajir, the American who distributed aid at a Somali camp in 2011 on behalf of al Qaeda's emir. The US also offered a $5 million reward for Omar Hammami.

A recently disclosed document seized from Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, reveals that as of March 2010 al Qaeda had detailed plans for attacking critical infrastructure and economic targets in the US and Europe. The US and the UN both added the Malian Islamist group Ansar Dine, which has links to al Qaeda, to their lists of terrorist organizations. Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, a Saudi Arabian citizen of Niger who was extradited from Italy in 2012, faces US terror charges for al Qaeda activities in several countries.

US, Israel increasingly concerned about construction of Iran's plutonium-producing reactor