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About 400 US troops are deploying to Turkey this week to man two US-supplied Patriot missile batteries along the Syrian border. President Obama signed a defense bill restricting transfers of detainees from Guantanamo and Parwan prisons, but attached a signing statement challenging some of the bill's provisions.
General John Allen submitted plans for a US troop presence in Afghanistan after 2014 with three options: 6,000; 10,000; and 20,000 troops. A federal judge reluctantly ruled that the Justice Department need not make public a legal memorandum justifying the targeting of US citizen and al Qaeda ideologue Anwar al Awlaki.
A Senate report harshly criticized the State Department for its "grievous mistake" of failing to close the US Consulate in Benghazi before the Sept. 11 attack in the face of known security risks. The report also faulted US intelligence agencies for neglecting to "broaden and deepen their focus in Libya and beyond, on nascent violent Islamist extremist groups."