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FAA for the first time OKs commercial drone flights over land

Afghan poppy crop threatening reconstruction

Rice: United States is leading with 'lethal and non-lethal' aid to Syria

US State Department Ramps Up Efforts Against Boko Haram

The Accelerating Spread of Terrorism

The FBI in Minnesota is investigating reports that a local Somali youth and 11 others recently left for Syria, by way of Turkey, allegedly to fight alongside Syrian rebels. Several former top military and civilian officials criticized President Obama's timeline for withdrawal from Afghanistan. On May 31, New York resident Mufid A. Elfgeeh, a naturalized US citizen from Yemen, was arrested and charged with firearms violations; he had planned to kill returning US troops as well as local Shiites. He had expressed support for al Qaeda and sought donations for Sunni jihadists in Syria. A recent report found that the number of jihadist groups worldwide more than doubled between 2010 and 2013, and that the estimated number of jihadist fighters also doubled in that period, growing to as many as 100,000.

US vacates Manas base in Central Asia as Russia's clout rises

Foreign policy expert says US deal with Iran could unhinge Mideast

'They can move around freely,' Gulf official says of 5 freed Taliban commanders

How Obama convinced his spies to support the Taliban prisoner release

Afghan Government Wants Full Freedom for Five Taliban Leaders

US says troop plan only guarantees NATO Afghan mission until end-2015

Palestinian unity government of Fatah and Hamas sworn in

Sudan denies plans to free woman sentenced to death for apostasy

US to consider drone licenses for film and TV

Bergdahl deal could be first step to emptying Gitmo

Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange 'won't help the peace process in any way' - Taliban spokesman

"We don't believe in the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated just after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the prisoner exchange might "be a new opening that can produce an agreement."

Afghan president fumes at prisoner deal made behind his back: source

In Obama's Speeches, a Shifting Tone on Terror

The Obama administration released the five top Taliban commanders from Guantanamo in exchange for Sgt. Bowie Bergdahl, the only remaining US hostage held by the Taliban. The five commanders, Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa, and Abdul Haq Wasiq, were flown to Qatar, which helped broker the deal.