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US officials called for tighter security at foreign airports that have direct flights to the US, following intelligence reports that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Al Nusrah Front in Syria are cooperating on attack plans, and possibly developing currently undetectable bombs capable of downing an airliner. Pentagon chief Gen. Martin Dempsey denied there was "mission creep" in Iraq but did not foreclose the possibility of greater US involvement. He also said the US will be facing violent extremist groups such as the Islamic State for "the foreseeable future." Ansar al Sharia operative and Benghazi Mission attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khattalah has pled not guilty but will remain in pretrial detention as he continues to show deadly intent to attack US interests.




Exclusive: US discloses secret Somalia military presence, up to 120 troops




French firms look to conquer Iran




US dawdles on Iraq as Russia, Iran jump in




Benghazi attack suspect has been talking to US interrogators: officials




How Boko Haram is beating US efforts to choke its financing




President Obama said an extra 200 US troops are being deployed to Iraq to protect the US Embassy in Baghdad as well as its support facilities and the international airport. A federal court in California sentenced US national Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen a.k.a. Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum to 13 years in prison plus 10 years' supervision after release. He was arrested in August after returning from fighting with Syrian rebels, when he disclosed his plan to travel to Pakistan to train al Qaeda fighters to attack Coalition forces. The Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling requiring the Jordan-based Arab Bank to turn over documents in lawsuits accusing it of providing services to front groups for Hamas and other terrorist organizations.




Could Jordan be at risk from ISIS violence?




Removal of Syrian chemical arsenal was result of unprecedented collaboration




Iran's stance on Iraq: neither new nor improved




Obama voices concerns of threat to US posed by European jihadists




Allawi: US policy toward Iraq 'without a compass'




Benghazi attack suspect 'compliant but not cooperative' in federal custody




Blame The Obama Doctrine For Iraq




US intervention in Libya now seen as a cautionary tale




Syrian rebels buckling in face of jihadists




Goodluck Jonathan: Nothing is more important than bringing home Nigeria's missing girls




Obama Administration Deepens US Role in Syria and Iraq




Desperately seeking moderate Syrian rebels




Armed US aircraft now flying over Iraq: defense officials