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The military is expanding counterintelligence capability in Afghanistan at the battalion level and above, in part due to the spike in green-on-blue attacks. There have been 29 such attacks so far this year, which have killed 37 Coalition troops, of whom 21 were American.
Secretary of Defense Panetta said Iran's Revolutionary Guards are forming a militia in Syria to defend the Assad regime. The UK's Standard Chartered bank will pay $340 billion to settle with New York State for laundering $250 billion in Iranian funds at the bank's New York branch.
The US said it would collaborate with Turkey to set up a "working group" to address the Syrian conflict; the group would involve the military and intelligence services of both the US and Turkey. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the number one goal is to "hasten the end of the bloodshed and the Assad regime"; the US is also concerned about Syria's chemical weapons.