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The Justice Department named 55 Guantanamo captives who have been cleared for release. They can be released only if they can be safely repatriated or settled, however. Secretary of State Clinton indicated she is willing to remove the Mujahedeen Khalq (M.E.K.), or People's Mujahedeen, from the list of designated terrorist organizations.
All of the 33,000 'surge' troops ordered to Afghanistan in 2009 have left the country, leaving US troop levels as they were before the surge. The hacker group "Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam" claimed to have mounted cyberattacks against the websites of the Bank of America, the New York Stock Exchange, and Chase Bank, in retaliation for the "Innocence of Muslims" movie. The group claimed the attacks would continue until the film is removed from the Internet.
The State Department is shipping armored vehicles and other equipment to Somalia and Tunisia to bolster security at its missions there. Nonessential staff were recently pulled from the US embassies in Somalia and Tunisia following attacks on the facilities.