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Saudi Arabia displays ballistic missiles for the first time

FAA under pressure to allow commercial drones

The State Department said the US will allow the Syrian National Coalition to establish a formal diplomatic office in Washington DC, upgrading its status from that of an informal liaison office; and announced a $27 million increase in nonlethal aid to the rebels, bringing the total so far to $287 million. State also said it will increase shipments of nonlethal aid to moderate commanders in the Free Syrian Army. The US reached an agreement with Djibouti to allow the US to keep troops and equipment there for 10 more years.

FBI Director Says Syrian Civil War Poses Growing Threat

Strong case against Denmark in killing of al Qaeda leader

Ryan Crocker, who has served as US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon, warned the US against making the "grave mistake" of a military intervention in Syria and said that forcible regime change would probably result in a Syria dominated by "the worst of the worst" extremists. Defense Secretary Hagel called for renewed financial commitments from NATO members in the face of challenges posed by Russia. The former Comptroller for the city of Chicago was taken into custody in Pakistan, where he had fled to evade fraud charges. A retired US general was rebuked for testifying that the US should have done more to rescue Americans during the Ansar al Sharia attack on the US mission in Benghazi in September 2012.

General's opinion on Benghazi draws a rebuke

Former US diplomat warns of possible 'grave mistake' in Syria

As US draws down, Afghan opium production thrives

Email Suggests White House Strategy on Benghazi

In Iraq and Syria, a resurgence of foreign suicide bombers

Southern Front tries to disassociate itself from Al Nusrah

Abu Hamza trial: American follower tells terror trial about US jihad training camp

CIA's resolve to track weapons complicates push to arm Syria rebels

The State Department's latest annual Country Reports on Terrorism said a growing number of terrorist groups are threatening the US, and noted a 43% increase in the number of terrorist attacks worldwide in 2013 from 2012. A Pentagon report said the number of high-profile insurgent attacks in Afghanistan rose by 43% between October 2013 and March 2014.

How to build a memorial for a 'never-ending war'?

Mystery surrounds move of Afghan 'torturer in chief' to US amid allegations of agency abuse

The US offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Li Fangwei a.k.a. Karl Lee, who is accused of providing missile parts to Iran, and sanctioned eight of his companies. He faces charges of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, money laundering, wire fraud, and conspiracy.

Revealed: the radical clerics using social media to back British jihadists in Syria

Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson said "Syria has become a matter of homeland security"; US authorities worry that Syrian foreign fighters will travel through Europe and then conduct attacks in the US. He also warned that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is "very active." Youssef al Khattab a.k.a. Joseph Leonard Cohen, a Muslim convert and founder of the radical Islamist group Revolution Muslim in the US in 2007, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for using the group's website to encourage attacks on Jewish groups and individuals in the US. The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to an antiterrorism law. The Pentagon plans to destroy $1.2 billion worth of ammunition; some of it is usable but cannot be identified due to Pentagon inventory problems.