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US Senate Approves Dunford as Commander for Afghanistan




The twin threat posed by Syria's chemical weapons




Pakistan's Hazara Shiites Under Siege




The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces removed the judge from the case of Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hassan, citing the judge's "appearance of bias" in requiring the defendant to appear in court clean-shaven and barring Hassan from using a courtroom latrine. The US military denied losing a drone over Iran.




Peace Prospects for Gaza Hinge on Egypt's Sinai




US Raises Monitoring of Iranian Reactor




Afghanistan to have strong air force by 2016: Azimi




Secretary of State Clinton warned Syria that any use of chemical weapons would constitute a "red line" triggering US action. She did not comment on new intelligence suggesting activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites. A senior defense official said the activity did not seem to indicate anything imminent beyond moving of weapons components.




In Jordanian terror plot, officials see hand of resurgent al-Qaeda in Iraq




German Weapons Exports on the Rise as Merkel Doctrine Takes Hold




Risk is at heart of debate on troop withdrawal




The quiet pain of insider shootings in Afghanistan




The Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency plans to dispatch hundreds more spies overseas, bringing the total to 1,600 over the next five years. The plan calls for the creation of the Defense Clandestine Service and more cooperation with the CIA. A GAO report said that the 166 Guantanamo prisoners could be securely held in 98 federal and six military US prisons if political and logistical accommodations were made.




DIA to send hundreds more spies overseas




NATO aims to repair Russia ties despite Patriot row




The FBI arrested brothers Raees Alam Qazi and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, naturalized US citizens born in Pakistan, on charges of plotting since July 2011 to use a weapon of mass destruction in the US and conspiracy to support terrorists. The two Fort Lauderdale residents were detained in an ongoing investigation that is not a sting operation.




US Raises Pressure on Turkey Over Gold Trade With Iran




New flagpoles in Iran spark rumors of clandestine satellite jamming technology




Afghanistan presses Pakistan on Taliban releases




In Sinai: The Uprising of the Bedouin