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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.
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.
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.
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.