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The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces removed the judge from the case of Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hassan, citing the judge's "appearance of bias" in requiring the defendant to appear in court clean-shaven and barring Hassan from using a courtroom latrine. The US military denied losing a drone over Iran.
Secretary of State Clinton warned Syria that any use of chemical weapons would constitute a "red line" triggering US action. She did not comment on new intelligence suggesting activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites. A senior defense official said the activity did not seem to indicate anything imminent beyond moving of weapons components.
The Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency plans to dispatch hundreds more spies overseas, bringing the total to 1,600 over the next five years. The plan calls for the creation of the Defense Clandestine Service and more cooperation with the CIA. A GAO report said that the 166 Guantanamo prisoners could be securely held in 98 federal and six military US prisons if political and logistical accommodations were made.