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The US added a wanted Saudi al Qaeda leader, Abu Maryam al Zahrani, to its list of designated terrorists. David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-born US citizen who helped the Lashkar-e-Taiba carry out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. The Pentagon released a timeline of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. At the request of Pakistan, China, and Russia, the UN has launched an investigation into drone warfare and targeted killings.
Defense Secretary Panetta decided to overturn a 1994 Pentagon rule barring women from serving in combat. Secretary of State Clinton said the US faces "a spreading jihadist threat" from "a global movement." She could not confirm whether there was a link between the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi and the recent siege of the Algerian gas field.
In London, US Defense Secretary Panetta and UK Defence Secretary Hammond refused to criticize the Algerian government's handling of the hostage crisis at In Amenas gas field. Panetta and Hammond said their governments do not intend to send ground troops into Mali but would work with regional partners to defeat Islamist militants. Panetta said the US cannot allow al Qaeda to establish a base of operations anywhere in the world.
Outgoing Defense Secretary Panetta urged NATO to keep "relentless" pressure on al Qaeda and to become more innovative and flexible. Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Canadian citizen residing in Chicago, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his roles in the 2008 Mumbai attack and a planned attack in Denmark. Terrorism charges against a young Ft. Lauderdale imam were dismissed; his father, Miami imam Hafiz Khan, faces charges for funneling $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban.