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Obama's request for Syrian aid runs into trouble

A district court judge sentenced Babar Ahmad, a British cyberjihadist who ran websites supporting the Taliban and other terrorist groups, to 12 and a half years in prison with credit for time served; Ahmad could be released in less than a year. Prosecutors had sought a 25-year sentence due to concerns Ahmad will return to his former activities; a codefendant, Syed Talha Ahsan, is to be sentenced tomorrow. The Pentagon lobbied lawmakers to support a $6 billion supplement to the military's 2015 contingency operations budget. Defense Secretary Hagel signaled plans to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay next month.

US Watchdog Urges Delaying Delivery of More Cargo Aircraft to Afghan Military

Legendary Marine Maj. Zembiec, the 'Lion of Fallujah,' died in the service of the CIA

Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in $11 billion arms deal: US

Iraqi army remains on defensive as extent of June debacle becomes clearer

Expansion of 'secret' facility in Iraq suggests closer US-Kurd ties

US and Iraqis Try to Fragment Extremist Group

Pakistan Claims Win Against Militants Along Afghan Border, but Enemy Slips Away

Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast?

Defense Secretary Hagel said the Islamic State poses a threat to the US as well as to Europe and other US allies in the Middle East. The Treasury Department today sanctioned a Lebanon-based Hezbollah technology procurement network with subsidiaries in China and the United Arab Emirates, and yesterday sanctioned a U.A.E.-based petroleum products company and two Syrian front companies for supplying materials to the Assad regime and its weapons program. Matthew Olsen, head of the National Counter-Terrorism Center, is resigning. Newly-released testimony by Gen. Carter Ham, former head of US Africa Command, indicated his view that the second wave of the 2012 attack on the US Mission in Benghazi was carried out by a "well-trained" crew from outside Benghazi.

Hagel suggests Islamic State militants pose threat to US homeland

Holder Urges Europeans to Step Up Antiterrorism Tactics

Is Obama's Foreign Policy Too European?

Europe employs outreach program to rehabilitate Islamist extremists

US team begins destroying Syrian chemical arsenal at sea

US military Africa chief: Chaos in Libya is destabilizing the region

Western help, boosted cooperation behind security successes

The Transportation Security Agency began requiring that electronic devices brought on board US-bound flights will power up, due to fears they may have been turned into bombs. Khairullozhon Matanov, a friend of Boston Marathan bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was accused of lying to the FBI and deleting files on his computer relating to the Tsarnaevs. Recently unsealed documents indicate that Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, of Denver, Colo., was arrested in April as she tried to travel to Syria to join a Tunisian suitor who claimed to be a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham; she said she wanted to use her military training for jihad.

Europe's fear: Turkey's porous border serves as gateway for ISIS's spread