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The Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Mission in Benghazi faulted the State Department for failing to provide adequate security despite numerous warnings of the increasing likelihood of terrorist attacks; the report also linked several al Qaeda groups to the attack. The US pledged an additional $380 million in humanitarian aid to Syria. A federal judge ruled that the testimony of a former driver for Osama bin Laden would be admissible in the terrorism trial of Suleiman Abu Ghaith.
Former Army intelligence specialist Craig Baxam, of Laurel, Md., was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday for deliberately destroying records in a terrorism investigation. He was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 while trying to join Shabaab. The Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee accused President Obama of ignoring the continuing US mission in Afghanistan. The White House condemned the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif to the grave of former Hezbollah leader Imad Mugniyah in Lebanon.
The US doubled the reward to $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of those responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Mission in Benghazi. Government agencies are considering possible exemptions to antiterrorism laws to allow greater resettlement of Syrian refugees in the US. A cybersecurity report warned that thousands of small satellite dish-based computer systems in the US and elsewhere are vulnerable to hacking. The FBI concluded that all four of the Shabaab attackers at Nairobi's Westgate Mall probably died during the siege; a separate investigation by the New York Police Department said they probably escaped.