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A Brooklyn court sentenced Agron Hasbajrami, 28, an Albanian resident of the US, to 15 years in prison for seeking to provide support to terrorists. He had sent money to a jihadist group claiming to have murdered US soldiers, and was arrested at JFK airport with a one-way ticket to Pakistan.
President Obama nominated Chuck Hagel to replace retiring Secretary of Defense Panetta, and John Brennan to head the CIA, in place of David Petraeus, who resigned in November. Suspected al Qaeda plotter Abid Naseer pled not guilty to terror charges in New York. Wanted bank hacker Hamza Bendelladj was arrested in Thailand; he will be extradited to the US. Chinese-made computer switches at the Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory were removed due to security concerns.
About 400 US troops are deploying to Turkey this week to man two US-supplied Patriot missile batteries along the Syrian border. President Obama signed a defense bill restricting transfers of detainees from Guantanamo and Parwan prisons, but attached a signing statement challenging some of the bill's provisions.