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An FBI informant who once worked for imprisoned terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman ("the Blind Sheikh") warned that the US should not yield to pressure from Egypt and others to release Rahman to serve the rest of his sentence elsewhere. One of Rahman's sons threatened that the US will "pay a terrible price" if Rahman is not released soon. The Army said pending budget cuts will have "dire" financial effects on the military.
The State Department added the Commander Nazir Group to its list of terrorist organizations. State also added a Nazir Group subcommander and Ansar Dine emir Iyad ag Ghali to its list of global terrorists. The Senate confirmed Senator Chuck Hagel as new Defense Secretary.
President Obama announced that the US is establishing a drone base in Niger. He said about 100 US troops have been sent to Niger to set up the base in support of the UN-approved intervention against al Qaeda-linked fighters in Mali. The White House agreed to turn over to the Senate Intelligence Committee emails discussing how to describe the Benghazi attack in the days following the incident.