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President Obama pushed for an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program, despite criticism that the deal is too lenient. The US said it will extend its deployment of two Patriot missile batteries on the Turkish border for another year; about 400 US soldiers have been manning the batteries in Gazientep. US and Afghan officials claimed that an agreement on the issue of US troop presence in Afghanistan after 2014 is within reach.
A senior US military official said the US is planning on training 5,000 to 7,000 Libyan soldiers and a smaller number of Libyan special forces. An aerial target drone crashed on a naval ship off the California coast, slightly injuring two sailors.
The FBI warned that the hackers' group Anonymous has been accessing confidential data on government computers in the US Army, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, and possibly other agencies, since December 2012. Authorities believe the cyberattacks are ongoing. General David M. Rodriguez, head of the US military's Africa Command, said it is reducing the size of training missions in Africa due to cuts in the Pentagon budget.
The State Department confirmed that since January it has offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the capture of those behind the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. FBI Director James Comey said cyberthreats are more likely than al Qaeda to pose problems for US security over the next few years. The director of the National Counterterrorism Center warned, however, that the risk posed by al Qaeda "has become more significant from a geographic perspective and more complicated from an intelligence perspective." The acting secretary of Homeland Security said his agency is working with European allies to track Western jihadists in Syria.