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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




Israeli Success in Downing Hamas Rockets Has World's Attention




UN vote gives Palestinians new diplomatic powers




Defense Secretary Panetta said al Qaeda "continues to show up" in Afghanistan, where it is "looking for some kind of capability," and that the US will continue to wage a counterterrorism mission against al Qaeda in Afghanistan after 2014. The Senate approved the imposition of new sanctions on Iran, to be added to the annual US defense bill.




Benghazi Violence Beyond Control of Militias




US Is Weighing Stronger Action in Syrian Conflict




UN set to implicitly recognize Palestinian state, despite threats




A judge set a sentencing date of Jan. 17, 2013 for David Coleman Headley, a US national who conducted surveillance for the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. Sentencing for his accomplice, Pakistan-born Tahawwur Rana, was moved to Jan. 15. Headley has admitted to all charges and entered a plea bargain to cooperate with the FBI.




Canadian sentenced to death in Egypt over anti-Islam film says he fears kidnapping




Pentagon readies options for troops in Afghanistan after 2014




UN poised to offer Palestinians 'non-member observer' status