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Obama Plan to Visit Mideast Stirs Hopes, but Not Much

Classified Defense Department studies summarized by the General Accounting Office cast doubt on the feasibility and practicality of a multibillion-dollar missile shield designed to protect the US from Iranian missiles. General Allen said he did not believe a more moderate branch of the Taliban supporting women's right to education had emerged. Defense Secretary Panetta lobbied against looming cuts in defense spending.

US Sets Stage for Exodus from Afghanistan

Some Taliban prisoners released by Pakistan are back in battle, officials fear

Looted Libyan Arms in Mali May Have Shifted Conflict's Path

Why Pakistan should not talk to the TTP

Push to Expand US 'Kill List'

France plays down report of ransom paid for Niger hostages

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsani Nafis, a Bangladeshi man who came to the US for violent jihad, pled guilty in Manhattan to plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve Building. He said he was influenced by al Qaeda's Inspire magazine and ideologue Anwar al Awlaki. Secretary of State John Kerry said the US was looking at possible new approaches to the Syrian conflict, and cited the threats posed by the Al Nusrah Front and the influx of fighters from al Qaeda in Iraq.

Can Social Media Disarm Syria's Chemical Arsenal?

CIA director nominee John Brennan testified that US drone strikes meet "rigorous standards" in "full compliance with the law" and that civilian casualties are "exceedingly rare, and much, much rarer than many allege." He also said the US remains "at war with al Qaeda and its associated forces." The US is urging the European Union to designate Hezbollah a terrorist entity.

Pentagon leaders favored arming Syrian rebels

Obama Relents on Secret Drone Memo

Jail for journalist working on rape story in Somalia

For US Leader in Afghan War, Much Time Making Peace

Pakistani Militant, Price on Head, Lives in Open

Afghanistan As It Once Was

CIA 'operating drone base in Saudi Arabia'

Why Argentina is reaching out to Iran

Some 54 countries helped CIA detention efforts: report