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Taliban Qatar office hints at possibility of ceasefire




Fort Hood shooting: Long-delayed trial of Hasan set for July




Assessments contradict President's al Qaeda claim




Secretary of State Kerry said Afghan President Hamid Karzai's concerns were justifiable after he pulled out of planned peace talks with the Taliban. Former investigators of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of New York want to reopen the case as new evidence suggests the cause may have been a missile strike, not malfunctioning equipment. FBI Director Mueller acknowledged that the agency uses some drones for surveillance in the US. The FBI offered a reward for information about the 2008 bombing of a military recruiting station in Times Square.




How the NSA's High-Tech Surveillance Helped Europeans Catch Terrorists




Why Kerry Wants to Strike Syria




Hamid Karzai suspends US-Afghanistan security pact talks




US War Games Send Signal to Assad




President Obama called the opening of the Taliban's office in Qatar a first step toward Afghan reconciliation. The US has withdrawn the precondition that the Taliban sever ties with al Qaeda, and will begin peace talks with the Taliban on June 20. The US transferred primary security responsibility for all of Afghanistan to Afghan forces. The head of the NSA said he would provide Congress with details of 50 cases of terrorist activity thwarted by means of the NSA's electronic records program, including an al Qaeda-linked plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange.




NSA helped foil terror plot in Belgium, documents, officials say




Hidden Report Reveals How Iran Dodges Nuclear Watchdogs




Pentagon Shoots Down Kerry's Syria Airstrike Plan




Afghan Forces Struggle as US Weans Them Off Support




US to begin direct peace talks with Taliban over Afghanistan




Obama weighs dangers of military intervention in Syria




FBI Looks for Leaks at Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court




Trying to build a bomb that won't blow up




Pursuant to an FOIA request, the government released a list of several dozen Guantanamo prisoners slated for indefinite detention. Cliff Sloan was named the State Department's new Guantanamo Bay envoy, replacing Dan Fried, who left in January. At the G-8 meeting in Northern Ireland, President Obama and Russia's President Putin failed to agree on an approach to ending the Syrian conflict. The Pentagon announced plans to buy 30 helicopters from Russia for $572 million for use by Afghan security forces.




FOIA suit reveals Guantánamo's 'indefinite detainees'




Obama's Drone-Master