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Snowden's Leaks Cloud U.S. Plan to Curb Chinese Hacking




As U.S. Pulls Out, Feuds Split Afghanistan's Ruling Family




The FBI Renews The Search For One Of Its Own




Misinformation on classified NSA programs includes statements by senior U.S. officials




Senators urge Obama to get tough on Russia, Ecuador over Snowden




According to Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai, President Obama reportedly asked him to sign a security pact with the US within the next three months. Justin Kaliebe, a US citizen from Long Island, faces a possible 30-year prison sentence for trying to join al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The US is said to be planning to give Yemen three warplanes for use in combating al Qaeda. Due to security concerns, US officials warned against travel to Egypt.




Sending Missiles to Syrian Rebels, Qatar Muscles In




Tough US Sanctions on Iran Hit Monday




With multiple missions, US military steps up Africa focus




Federal investigators for the Office of Personnel Management alleged that USIS, the largest private provider of background checks for the government, repeatedly misled the government between 2008 and 2011 as to the thoroughness of the checks. The company vetted NSA leaker Edward Snowden in 2011. NSA chief Gen. Alexander said the surveillance program had disrupted 54 terrorist plots, of which 50 led to arrests or detentions, half of which occurred in Europe. Among the 54 foiled plots were 13 that developed inside the US. The Pentagon is updating rules of engagement for cyberwarfare and plans to add 4,000 people to US Cyber Command.




NSA chief says agency eavesdropping helped foil 54 plots




In Snowden playbook, Obama administration prioritized legal channels over diplomacy




Rebels in Syria Move to Show Moderation




Biden Gathers Senators For Last-Minute Syria Briefing; CIA Torture Report Nixed




A federal grand jury filed a 30-count indictment against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, including weapon of mass destruction, bombing, firearms, carjacking, and conspiracy charges. The CIA has begun moving light weapons and possibly antitank missiles from Jordan to Syria, where they are to be given to 'elaborately' vetted opposition elements. The CIA is considering using special operations teams from the US, Jordan, and the UAE to train rebels. US officials say the effort will aim to produce trained moderate fighters faster than the growth of the Al Nusrah Front, which has added "thousands" of fighters this past year. Saudi officials offered to identify 'trusted' rebel fighters to be given MANPADs.




Ex-Pentagon general target of leak investigation, sources say




NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under Obama




C.I.A. Report Finds Concerns With Ties to New York Police




CIA report refutes Senate panel's criticism of agency's harsh interrogation methods




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.