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The State Department categorically rejected charges by acting Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro that the CIA and the Pentagon were plotting to kill his opposition rival and trigger a coup. Citing development problems and lack of funds, the US cancelled the Phase 4 long-range missile interceptors that had been planned for Poland and Romania.
The US Military's Africa Command warned that Nigeria-based Boko Haram is increasing its collaboration with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and said some elements of Boko Haram are looking to attack the US and Europe. Mohammed Rashed, who pled guilty to a 1982 airliner bombing and is linked to numerous other terrorist attacks, will be released on March 20 and deported; his former boss, master bombmaker Abu Ibrahim, remains at large.
The Pentagon is adding 14 missile interceptors on the West Coast at a cost of $1 billion to bolster US defenses against a North Korean attack. President Obama told Israel that Iran was more than year away from developing a nuclear weapon, and said the US would try to resolve the problem diplomatically but would "keep all options on the table." A federal appellate court reinstated an ACLU case that seeks information on the CIA's drone program.