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Iran Is Said to Want Direct Talks With U.S. on Nuclear Program

In debate over military aid to Egypt, contractual issues loom large for US

The Obama administration said it will not call the overthrow of the Morsi government in Egypt a "coup," thus enabling US aid to Egypt to continue. A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found that US agencies still lack authority to terminate contracts with companies believed to be funding or supporting the insurgents. President Obama will meet with Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi, President of Yemen, on Aug. 1 to discuss the two nations' counterterrorism partnership and US efforts to repatriate Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo who have been approved for transfer, as well as support for Yemen.

As US forces pull back, Afghan insurgents find opportunities for deadlier bomb attacks

Bringing Dr Aafia back

Criticism alters US drone program in Pakistan

Drones to patrol Pakistan's tribal belt post-Afghanistan withdrawal: Report

President Obama decided to suspend the delivery of four fighter jets to Egypt. The Pentagon will proceed with planned joint military exercises in Egypt, however. The US is asking Russia for clarification on the status of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who is said to be likely to soon receive temporary asylum in Russia.

House debates defense spending, including NSA surveillance and aid to Syrian rebels

The CIA has begun closing a number of clandestine bases in Afghanistan, pulling staff back to main bases in Kabul, Bagram, Kandahar, Mazar-e Sharif, Jalalabad, and Herat. The US asked Afghanistan to sign a bilateral security agreement by October. Intelligence chief James Clapper said he would be "very concerned" if proposed restrictions on the NSA's phone surveillance program were imposed.

Official tabbed for No. 2 Homeland Security post under investigation by watchdog

Congress, Obama at odds over new Iran sanctions

American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria

Ibrahim-Amir-Farouk-ISIL.jpgAmerican and Egyptian passports belonging to Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, who was born in Pennsylvania, were among a number of travel documents found after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant abandoned a base in northern Syria.

Official: Snowden did not get 'crown jewels'

The House Intelligence Committee warily endorsed the administration's plan to arm the Syrian rebels; the Senate Intelligence Committee gave its tentative approval last week. Pentagon chief Gen. Dempsey discussed options for a Syrian intervention, noting that a significant campaign against the Assad regime would cost "billions" and involve "thousands" of troops and "hundreds" of aircraft and ships. He warned that a US military intervention could "inadvertently empower extremists or unleash the very chemical weapons we seek to control."

Ansar al-Sharia leader sparks Ramadan row in Tunisia

NSA growth fueled by need to target terrorists

The Pipe Dream of Easy War

EU adds Hezbollah's military wing to terror list

European Union foreign ministers today reached a unanimous decision to designate the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. In the past, the terror group has denied that Hezbollah has separate political and military wings.

U.S. military drone surveillance is expanding to hot spots beyond declared combat zones