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US Takes Training Role in Africa as Threats Grow and Budgets Shrink

President Obama's foreign policy is based on fantasy

Syria's 'third force' Kurds may emerge stronger from conflict

Egypt's Arms Deal with Russia: Potential Strategic Costs

US says Kunming attack is 'act of terrorism'

US officials say al Qaeda's leader in Afghanistan, Farouq al-Qahtani al-Qatari, has several hundred fighters and could plan attacks on the US; officials are concerned that the "zero option" will remove US capability to launch strikes against al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. The US Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, retired after three years in the post. Defense lawyers for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, a Kuwaiti son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and and suspected terrorist, asked for clarification that charges against him are not confused with those against Guantánamo detainee Abd al-Rahman Abdu Abu al-Ghayth Sulayman, a Yemeni in his 30s.

Officials: Al Qaeda plots comeback in Afghanistan

American jihadist in Pakistan partially identified

US Militant, Hidden, Spurs Drone Debate

US general: Grim Afghan future if no security pact

Defense Secretary Hagel urged Russia to respect Ukraine's sovereignty. Secretary of State Kerry said yesterday that the US has an obligation to pursue diplomatic and other options to force Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program. Following the Obama administration's announcement that it has ordered the Pentagon to begin planning for a full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year in the absence of a bilateral security agreement, NATO said it is making similar plans. Former defense secretary Leon Panetta warned of the increasing danger of cyberattacks.

New thesis on how Stuxnet infiltrated Iran nuclear facility

Eyeing Afghan exit, US intensifies campaign against Haqqani militants

How the internet made 'lone wolf' terrorism a misnomer

Syrian Conflict Pries Open Internal Debate on Cyberwar

Secretary of State Kerry issued a statement yesterday denouncing Boko Haram's attacks in Nigeria and expressing US support for Nigerian authorities in their battle against the group; the US is providing counterterrorism assistance, he noted. Secretary of Defense Hagel is announcing proposed cuts to the Pentagon budget that will involve reducing the army to some 440,000 or 450,000 from a wartime high of 570,000, and scrapping Air Force A-10 attack jets, among other programs.

China offers conditional support to Afghan-US security deal

Military escalation will add to Syrian catastrophe

Hardline Iran cleric warns against resuming US ties

Study Warns on Afghan Troop Cuts