Results tagged “United States”
Would you like to limit the tag results display to a specific section?
If you do, then pick any of the sections below:
Or simply go to the aggregated tag results from:
Secretary of State Clinton warned Syria that any use of chemical weapons would constitute a "red line" triggering US action. She did not comment on new intelligence suggesting activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites. A senior defense official said the activity did not seem to indicate anything imminent beyond moving of weapons components.
The Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency plans to dispatch hundreds more spies overseas, bringing the total to 1,600 over the next five years. The plan calls for the creation of the Defense Clandestine Service and more cooperation with the CIA. A GAO report said that the 166 Guantanamo prisoners could be securely held in 98 federal and six military US prisons if political and logistical accommodations were made.
The FBI arrested brothers Raees Alam Qazi and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, naturalized US citizens born in Pakistan, on charges of plotting since July 2011 to use a weapon of mass destruction in the US and conspiracy to support terrorists. The two Fort Lauderdale residents were detained in an ongoing investigation that is not a sting operation.
Defense Secretary Panetta said al Qaeda "continues to show up" in Afghanistan, where it is "looking for some kind of capability," and that the US will continue to wage a counterterrorism mission against al Qaeda in Afghanistan after 2014. The Senate approved the imposition of new sanctions on Iran, to be added to the annual US defense bill.