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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.

Feds Worry Whether Foreign Fighters in Syria May Target US, DHS Head Says

The US and the Philippines agreed to sign a 10-year pact giving US forces temporary access to certain military camps, including perhaps Subic Bay, and also the ability to preposition ships and fighter jets. The Pentagon is reportedly devising three alternative budget plans for US forces in Afghanistan in 2015: for zero troops; for 5,000 troops; and for 10,000 troops.

Kuwait, ally on Syria, is also the leading funder of extremist rebels

Turkish Leader Signs Bill Expanding Spy Agency's Power

Al Qaeda chief urges Westerner kidnappings

The Big Weapons that the US May Be Secretly Supplying to the Syrian Rebels