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Terrorism charges were filed against Mohamed Yusuf, 29; Ali Yasin Ahmed, 27; and Mahdi Hashi, 23, in a New York federal court for training and serving with Shabaab starting in 2008. Yusuf and Ahmed are Swedish citizens. The three men were arrested in August while trying to travel from Africa to Yemen.
President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State; the nomination must be confirmed by the Senate. The US refused Pakistan's demand for compensation for breaches of its airspace by US military aircraft.
Three State Department officials resigned after a damning report on the the Benghazi consulate attack. Raees Alam Qazi and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, brothers from Fort Lauderdale, are to be detained until their trial on charges of plotting an al Qaeda-inspired attack in New York City. The new judge in the Ft. Hood shooting case allowed the suspect to wear a beard.
Pakistan will be reimbursed $688 million for maintaining troops for six months along the Afghan border. The Pentagon said Pakistan's failure to crack down on militant safe havens and inderdict the flow of IED materials undermines the security of US, Coalition, and Afghan forces. AFRICOM created a quick reaction force.