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Former Intelligence Director Cordesman Says Obama Made 'Promise He Can't Keep'

For Obama's Global Vision, Daunting Problems

Russia says Assad agrees 'in principle' to join Syria peace talks

C.I.A. to Focus More on Spying, a Difficult Shift

President Obama set out a new approach to the war on terror, arguing that since al Qaeda's core was "on the path to defeat," the US should narrow its operations to focus only on those "specific networks of violent extremists that threaten America." Renewing his commitment to closing Guantanamo, he announced the removal of a moratorium on sending detainees to Yemen. He issued a new directive on drone strikes, narrowing the circumstances to those targets who cannot be captured and who present "a continuing and imminent threat to the United States," and he expressed a preference for the military rather than the CIA to conduct the strikes. He said the scale of the terrorist threat now "closely resembles the types of attacks we faced before 9/11."

U.S. to Bring Chemical Weapons Witnesses Out of Syria

Geneva talks on Syria last chance to avoid foreign intervention

US Acknowledges Killing 4 Americans in Drone Strikes

One Drone Victim's Trail From Raleigh to Pakistan

West may boost Syria rebels if Assad won't talk peace

American killed in US drone strike, US Attorney General says

Jude Kenan Mohammed was the eighth member of Daniel Boyd's terror cell in North Carolina. He traveled to Pakistan in 2008, was arrested, skipped bail, and is thought to have traveled to Pakistan's tribal areas. He may have been killed in a strike in 2011 that occurred in an area controlled by the Haqqani Network.

In Afghanistan, Hezb-i-Islami Takes Its Extremism Into Politics

The government acknowledged that US drone strikes have killed four US citizens in Pakistan and Yemen, including Anwar al Awlaki, who planned a jetliner bombing over Detroit in 2009 and had a key role in a 2010 plot to bomb US-bound cargo planes. Ibragim Todashev, a Chechen acquaintance of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot dead by an FBI agent in Orlando, Fla. after lunging with a knife at the agent during questioning; the former Boston resident was being questioned by the FBI about links to Tsarnaev as well as an unsolved triple murder in 2011, and planned on returning to Chechnya. The US is said to be looking at more than five suspects in the September 2012 Benghazi attack.

Debate Aside, Number of Drone Strikes Drops Sharply

A three-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the government need not release photographs of the corpse of Osama bin Laden. The court accepted the contention of the Obama administration that the CIA could keep the photographs secret, as an exception to the Freedom of Information Act, because their release might put Americans abroad at risk.

Drones: Myths And Reality In Pakistan - International Crisis Group

Coalition Plays Down Afghan Reports of Major Battle in Helmand

Senate panel backs arming Syria rebels

Terrorism Statistics Reports Assigned To Academic Group

US Takes Steps to Add Security at Embassies