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The Defense Department warned that threatened budget cuts would adversely affect the war in Afghanistan. The cuts, due in March, would reduce the productivity of the Pentagon's civilian employees and have the secondary effect of eroding the fitness of the combat force. Hackers attacked the website of the Justice Department's Sentencing Commission.

In Former Taliban Sanctuary, An Eerie Silence Takes Over

US Weighing How Much Help to Give France's Military Operation in Mali

Mali Army, Riding US Hopes, Is Proving No Match for Militants

The US added a wanted Saudi al Qaeda leader, Abu Maryam al Zahrani, to its list of designated terrorists. David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-born US citizen who helped the Lashkar-e-Taiba carry out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. The Pentagon released a timeline of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. At the request of Pakistan, China, and Russia, the UN has launched an investigation into drone warfare and targeted killings.

American Mumbai plotter to be sentenced in Chicago

Defense Secretary Panetta decided to overturn a 1994 Pentagon rule barring women from serving in combat. Secretary of State Clinton said the US faces "a spreading jihadist threat" from "a global movement." She could not confirm whether there was a link between the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi and the recent siege of the Algerian gas field.

New Threat Seen in Afghan Pullout

Some Algeria Attackers Are Placed at Benghazi

Omar Khadr's lawyers step down

Germany Abroad: 'Mealy-Mouthed' Foreign Policy Angers Allies

Bildt: Sweden in dark over US terror extradition

How a pile of explosives I found in a Libyan field may have ended up in the hands of Algerian terrorists

'Pakistan's nukes face threat from army insiders'

'Gates of Hell': Mali Conflict Opens New Front in War on Terror

Belmokhtar claims Algerian raid, slaying of hostages for al Qaeda

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpg"We in al Qaeda announce that we carried out the blessed commando operation," Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the emir of the Those who sign with Blood Brigade, said in a video.

Terror Threat Prompts US Rethink on Africa

In London, US Defense Secretary Panetta and UK Defence Secretary Hammond refused to criticize the Algerian government's handling of the hostage crisis at In Amenas gas field. Panetta and Hammond said their governments do not intend to send ground troops into Mali but would work with regional partners to defeat Islamist militants. Panetta said the US cannot allow al Qaeda to establish a base of operations anywhere in the world.

Jihadists' Surge in North Africa Reveals Grim Side of Arab Spring

CIA drone strikes will get pass in counterterrorism 'playbook,' officials say