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The FBI arrested Wissam Allouche in San Antonio on May 24 on charges he lied about his affiliation with Hezbollah in order to get a sensitive position in the US Defense Deptartment. The former commander of the Amal militia in Lebanon will be arraigned on May 28.

In Afghan Transition, US Forces Take a Step Back

Alleged Hezbollah member who tried to gain security clearance indicted in Texas

Obama's new drone policy leaves room for CIA role

Who Outed the CIA Annex in Benghazi?

Yemen Makes Strides in Transition to Democracy

Additional Embassy Guards Will Come at Steep Price Each

Former Intelligence Director Cordesman Says Obama Made 'Promise He Can't Keep'

For Obama's Global Vision, Daunting Problems

Russia says Assad agrees 'in principle' to join Syria peace talks

C.I.A. to Focus More on Spying, a Difficult Shift

President Obama set out a new approach to the war on terror, arguing that since al Qaeda's core was "on the path to defeat," the US should narrow its operations to focus only on those "specific networks of violent extremists that threaten America." Renewing his commitment to closing Guantanamo, he announced the removal of a moratorium on sending detainees to Yemen. He issued a new directive on drone strikes, narrowing the circumstances to those targets who cannot be captured and who present "a continuing and imminent threat to the United States," and he expressed a preference for the military rather than the CIA to conduct the strikes. He said the scale of the terrorist threat now "closely resembles the types of attacks we faced before 9/11."

U.S. to Bring Chemical Weapons Witnesses Out of Syria

Geneva talks on Syria last chance to avoid foreign intervention

US Acknowledges Killing 4 Americans in Drone Strikes

One Drone Victim's Trail From Raleigh to Pakistan

West may boost Syria rebels if Assad won't talk peace

American killed in US drone strike, US Attorney General says

Jude Kenan Mohammed was the eighth member of Daniel Boyd's terror cell in North Carolina. He traveled to Pakistan in 2008, was arrested, skipped bail, and is thought to have traveled to Pakistan's tribal areas. He may have been killed in a strike in 2011 that occurred in an area controlled by the Haqqani Network.

In Afghanistan, Hezb-i-Islami Takes Its Extremism Into Politics

The government acknowledged that US drone strikes have killed four US citizens in Pakistan and Yemen, including Anwar al Awlaki, who planned a jetliner bombing over Detroit in 2009 and had a key role in a 2010 plot to bomb US-bound cargo planes. Ibragim Todashev, a Chechen acquaintance of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot dead by an FBI agent in Orlando, Fla. after lunging with a knife at the agent during questioning; the former Boston resident was being questioned by the FBI about links to Tsarnaev as well as an unsolved triple murder in 2011, and planned on returning to Chechnya. The US is said to be looking at more than five suspects in the September 2012 Benghazi attack.