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President Obama called the opening of the Taliban's office in Qatar a first step toward Afghan reconciliation. The US has withdrawn the precondition that the Taliban sever ties with al Qaeda, and will begin peace talks with the Taliban on June 20. The US transferred primary security responsibility for all of Afghanistan to Afghan forces. The head of the NSA said he would provide Congress with details of 50 cases of terrorist activity thwarted by means of the NSA's electronic records program, including an al Qaeda-linked plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange.

NSA helped foil terror plot in Belgium, documents, officials say

Hidden Report Reveals How Iran Dodges Nuclear Watchdogs

Pentagon Shoots Down Kerry's Syria Airstrike Plan

Afghan Forces Struggle as US Weans Them Off Support

US to begin direct peace talks with Taliban over Afghanistan

Obama weighs dangers of military intervention in Syria

FBI Looks for Leaks at Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

Trying to build a bomb that won't blow up

Pursuant to an FOIA request, the government released a list of several dozen Guantanamo prisoners slated for indefinite detention. Cliff Sloan was named the State Department's new Guantanamo Bay envoy, replacing Dan Fried, who left in January. At the G-8 meeting in Northern Ireland, President Obama and Russia's President Putin failed to agree on an approach to ending the Syrian conflict. The Pentagon announced plans to buy 30 helicopters from Russia for $572 million for use by Afghan security forces.

FOIA suit reveals Guantánamo's 'indefinite detainees'

Obama's Drone-Master

Snowden's Leaks on China Could Affect Its Role in His Fate

Boris Johnson: We've left it too late to save Syria - this conflict can never be won

Behind Obama's About-Face on Syria

NSA spy programmes thwarted potential terrorist plots in 20 nations: Officials

Syria's rebel fighters brace themselves for Aleppo assault

Taliban fighters shrug off NSA surveillance revelations: 'We knew'

Afghanistan Supports Pakistan's Stance on US Drone Strikes: Karzai

US drones & lawlessness in N. Waziristan