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Some lawmakers want Obama to rethink Afghanistan drawdown plan

The US agreed with other world powers and Iran to a four-month extension of the deadline for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program, but said it will continue to enforce remaining sanctions. The agreement gives Iran access to $2.8 billion in frozen assets. Adam Dandach a.k.a. Fadi Fadi Dandach of Orange County, Calif., was indicted for lying on a passport application; he was arrested on July 2 at John Wayne Airport as he tried to board a flight to Istanbul on his way to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Syria.

Militias that fought US now lead charge against Sunni militants

Sudan Protesters Call for Gaza 'Jihad'

Iranian Commanders on Front Line of Iraq's Fight

Behind the Sharp Change in the US Tone on Iraq

Ahmed Abassi, 27, a Tunisian who had expressed a desire to carry out terrorist attacks on the US that included poisoning 100,000 people, was sentenced to time served and will be extradited to Tunisia, after pleading guilty to lesser charges. Abassi had admitted to radicalizing Chiheb Esseghaier, who has been charged along with Raed Jaser for trying to blow up a train that travels between Toronto and New York. Syed Talha Ahsan, a British man charged with Babar Ahmad for supporting the Taliban, was sentenced to time served and is expected to be deported.

Obama's request for Syrian aid runs into trouble

A district court judge sentenced Babar Ahmad, a British cyberjihadist who ran websites supporting the Taliban and other terrorist groups, to 12 and a half years in prison with credit for time served; Ahmad could be released in less than a year. Prosecutors had sought a 25-year sentence due to concerns Ahmad will return to his former activities; a codefendant, Syed Talha Ahsan, is to be sentenced tomorrow. The Pentagon lobbied lawmakers to support a $6 billion supplement to the military's 2015 contingency operations budget. Defense Secretary Hagel signaled plans to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay next month.

US Watchdog Urges Delaying Delivery of More Cargo Aircraft to Afghan Military

Legendary Marine Maj. Zembiec, the 'Lion of Fallujah,' died in the service of the CIA

Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in $11 billion arms deal: US

Iraqi army remains on defensive as extent of June debacle becomes clearer

Expansion of 'secret' facility in Iraq suggests closer US-Kurd ties

US and Iraqis Try to Fragment Extremist Group

Pakistan Claims Win Against Militants Along Afghan Border, but Enemy Slips Away

Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast?

Defense Secretary Hagel said the Islamic State poses a threat to the US as well as to Europe and other US allies in the Middle East. The Treasury Department today sanctioned a Lebanon-based Hezbollah technology procurement network with subsidiaries in China and the United Arab Emirates, and yesterday sanctioned a U.A.E.-based petroleum products company and two Syrian front companies for supplying materials to the Assad regime and its weapons program. Matthew Olsen, head of the National Counter-Terrorism Center, is resigning. Newly-released testimony by Gen. Carter Ham, former head of US Africa Command, indicated his view that the second wave of the 2012 attack on the US Mission in Benghazi was carried out by a "well-trained" crew from outside Benghazi.

Hagel suggests Islamic State militants pose threat to US homeland

Holder Urges Europeans to Step Up Antiterrorism Tactics