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Uzbek fighters gain support in Afghan north




The US assistant secretary of defense for special operations said the current UN-backed ECOWAS force in Mali is "completely incapable" and that the al Qaeda-linked militants would try to regroup in Mali once the French forces left. Much of the al Qaeda leadership that had been based in Mali has escaped, he added. US troops in South Korea increased vigilance and monitoring amid reports that North Korea might launch a mid-range missile soon.




Policing a fragile peace in South Waziristan




Peace Envoys From Taliban at Loose Ends in Qatar




LeT one of the most potent terrorist group in South Asia: US




Paraguay opposes drone attacks on Pakistan




A federal judge in New York City moved the trial of former Osama bin Laden spokesman Abu Ghaith to Jan. 7, after public defenders complained that budget cuts made an autumn 2013 trial too difficult for them to manage. A federal judge in Virginia ruled on April 8 that US Army veteran Eric Harroun, who has acknowledged fighting with the designated Syrian terrorist group Al Nusrah Front, will be kept in custody.




Obama's drone war kills 'others,' not just al Qaida leaders




How a Single Spy Turned Pakistan Against the United States




Egyptian Violence Raises Anxiety Over Islamists' Rhetoric About Minorities




Failure of nuclear talks with Iran jumpstarts push in Congress for tougher sanctions




President Obama authorized the provision of military aid to Somalia, signaling a move toward more normal relations. Attorneys for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and former spokesman for the al Qaeda emir, may seek to move the trial out of New York City. Walli Mujahidh, a co-conspirator in a plot to attack a south Seattle military processing center, was sentenced to 17 years in prison.




Navy Deploying Laser Weapon Prototype Near Iran




700 Special Ops vets call for Benghazi committee




Afghan attacks raise fears over Taliban strength




General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Afghan forces would be in the lead throughout Afghanistan by May or June, and that it will be up to them to determine whether areas currently contested by the Taliban revert to Afghan control. He also said he had grave concerns that the Syrian conflict could drag on for years.




Leaving Corruptistan: Washington Favors Exit over Fight with Karzai




US Reviews Military Options for Syria




Al-Qaida Leader Urges Muslims to Unite in Struggle




Origins of CIA's Not-So-Secret Drone War in Pakistan