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President Obama said 80 US troops have been deployed to Chad to aid in the search for over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. About 50 US security experts already in Nigeria have been also helping with the hunt.
The Justice Department chose not to appeal against disclosure of a redacted version of a legal memo justifying the use of drone strikes to kill US citizens suspected of terrorism overseas. A Marine crisis response team has been sent to Sicily for possible deployment in evacuating US officials from Libya. Over 6,000 US troops will participate in the fourth annual Eager Lion military exercise in Jordan this week.
FBI Director James Comey admitted to underestimating the strength of al Qaeda's offshoots in Africa and the Middle East, and said the FBI should continue to focus primarily on combating terrorism. The Justice Department filed cyber-espionage charges against five members of the Chinese military. Al Qaeda-linked cleric Abu Hamza was found guilty of all 11 terrorism counts against him and may face a life term at his September sentencing.