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A decade after Iraq invasion, America's voice in Baghdad has gone from a boom to a whimper




Doubts Over Bagram Handover Ahead of Deadline




The US is expanding the role of the CIA in Syria by providing actionable intelligence to rebel groups that have been vetted by the CIA. The US is attempting to bolster non-jihadist rebel forces amid increasing concern that the Al Nusrah Front in Syria is working closely with al Qaeda's central leadership in Pakistan. The US is also helping train Jordanian forces on plans to counter the threat of Syria's chemical weapons.




A War of Attrition in Farah Province




Inside Bibi's apology to Turkey




Mali's stability still at stake a year after coup




Drone base in Niger gives US a strategic foothold in West Africa




As New Drone Policy Is Weighed, Few Practical Effects Are Seen




US posts $5 million reward for American suspected of being Zawahiri's emissary to Shabaab

Mostafa-Hammami-RFJ-Poster.jpgThe FBI told The Long War Journal that Jehad Mostafa is thought to be Abu Abdullah al Muhajir, the American who distributed aid at a Somali camp in 2011 on behalf of al Qaeda's emir. The US also offered a $5 million reward for Omar Hammami.


A recently disclosed document seized from Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, reveals that as of March 2010 al Qaeda had detailed plans for attacking critical infrastructure and economic targets in the US and Europe. The US and the UN both added the Malian Islamist group Ansar Dine, which has links to al Qaeda, to their lists of terrorist organizations. Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, a Saudi Arabian citizen of Niger who was extradited from Italy in 2012, faces US terror charges for al Qaeda activities in several countries.




US, Israel increasingly concerned about construction of Iran's plutonium-producing reactor




Secret report raises alarms on intelligence blind spots because of AQ focus




New al Qaeda document sheds light on Europe, U.S. attack plans




Exclusive: No More Drones For CIA




Benjamin Bishop, a civilian defense contractor with the Pacific Command in Hawaii, was accused of telling US military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend, regarding war plans, nuclear weapons, strategic nuclear systems, and capabilities in detecting low- and medium-range ballistic missiles of other nations. The top US military commander in Europe said several NATO countries are working on contingency plans for possible military action in Syria.




Sectarian Strains Pit Some Iraqis Against Their Own Leaders




Damascus, rebels trade charges on "chemical attack"




US Citizen Is Picked as Syria Opposition's Prime Minister




US - Afghanistan Partnership website launched in Kabul




After The Afghan Pullout, The Dangers For Central Asia