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A news report found that the staff of the US' inspector general for Afghanistan will be unable to visit sites in 80% of the country in 2014, so that monitoring of billions of dollars' worth of US-funded reconstruction projects will be delegated to private contractors. A US Marine reservist facing a military inquiry into his use of an unclassified email account to send an urgent warning about an Afghan security risk has received bipartisan support. His email warned about an Afghan officer whose subordinate shot and killed three Marines just days later.
Reza Olangian, of Los Gatos, Calif., was charged in federal court in New York with trying to buy surface-to-air missiles for Iran. The dual US-Iranian citizen was arrested in Estonia a year ago and extradited to the US in March. The White House is urging Congress to refrain from imposing new sanctions on Iran. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said operatives behind the September 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi had ties to core al Qaeda leadership. The NSA website went down; NSA denied that the outage was due to a cyberattack.
Recently disclosed secret US and Pakistani documents on drone strikes in Pakistan indicate substantial information-sharing by the US and some direct cooperation by Pakistan. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called President Obama for a clarification on reports that the US may have monitored her mobile phone. A federal prosecutor said al Qaeda operative and terror suspect Abu Anas al Libi, a.k.a. Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, implicated himself while aboard a Navy ship after being advised of his Miranda rights.