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The Pentagon is adding 14 missile interceptors on the West Coast at a cost of $1 billion to bolster US defenses against a North Korean attack. President Obama told Israel that Iran was more than year away from developing a nuclear weapon, and said the US would try to resolve the problem diplomatically but would "keep all options on the table." A federal appellate court reinstated an ACLU case that seeks information on the CIA's drone program.
The US granted exemptions to 10 European nations and Japan from Iran sanctions because those 11 nations have recently reduced their imports of Iranian oil. Iran is buying wheat from the US for the first time in three years. The Obama administration is planning to give US intelligence agencies greater access to the financial data of American citizens and others who do banking in the US.
The director of national intelligence said the al Qaeda-linked Al Nusrah Front is establishing a foothold in Syria. The Obama administration wants China to acknowledge the problem of Chinese cyberattacks, crack down on Chinese hackers, and agree to help set up global cybercrime standards. The Pentagon said it is creating a number of "offensive" teams to counter the increasing threat of cyberattacks. The US expelled two Venezuelan envoys in retaliation for Venezuela's expulsion of two US Air Force Embassy attaches.