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Three State Department officials resigned after a damning report on the the Benghazi consulate attack. Raees Alam Qazi and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, brothers from Fort Lauderdale, are to be detained until their trial on charges of plotting an al Qaeda-inspired attack in New York City. The new judge in the Ft. Hood shooting case allowed the suspect to wear a beard.
Pakistan will be reimbursed $688 million for maintaining troops for six months along the Afghan border. The Pentagon said Pakistan's failure to crack down on militant safe havens and inderdict the flow of IED materials undermines the security of US, Coalition, and Afghan forces. AFRICOM created a quick reaction force.
The State Department designated Michel Samaha, Lebanon's former Minister of Information and Tourism, as a global terrorist for plotting with Syrian officials "to conduct bombing attacks against Lebanese political and religious figures in northern Lebanon." The Treasury Dept. also designated him, for actions that undermined Lebanon's democracy and sovereignty.
The US authorized the deployment of two Patriot missile batteries and 400 troops to Turkey along the Syrian border. The total of six missile batteries to be deployed by NATO is less than requested by Turkey. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on seven companies and five persons linked to Iran's uranium-enrichment program.