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US intelligence officials say al Qaeda and other terrorist groups have already begun modifying their methods following the disclosures by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The Army announced plans for its biggest organizational change since World War II, reducing the number of combat brigades to 33 from 45 by 2017, culling 80,000 active duty troops. The Lebanese Canadian Bank, which was involved in laundering money and sending it to Lebanon and Hezbollah, will pay $102 million to settle the US case. US military commanders have been asked to find ways to increase security assistance to Iraq and Lebanon.
Secretary of State Kerry told India that after 2014 the US will support the Afghan government and military and will also maintain an antiterrorism force in Afghanistan. Kerry plans to meet with Russia's Foreign Minister next week to discuss Syria.
The US urged Russia to "do the right thing" and turn over fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden after he disappeared following his arrival in Moscow from Hong Kong. US officials are concerned about the possible release of sensitive information to foreign governments, and worry that disclosure of US surveillance methods will impair antiterrorism efforts.
Wanted NSA leaker Edward Snowden flew to Moscow from Hong Kong, where officials had been asked by the US to arrest him. He is said to be heading to Cuba and possible asylum in Ecuador. The US has revoked his passport. A US citizen was among 10 foreign tourists killed by the Taliban in northwest Pakistan.