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The US Military's Africa Command warned that Nigeria-based Boko Haram is increasing its collaboration with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and said some elements of Boko Haram are looking to attack the US and Europe. Mohammed Rashed, who pled guilty to a 1982 airliner bombing and is linked to numerous other terrorist attacks, will be released on March 20 and deported; his former boss, master bombmaker Abu Ibrahim, remains at large.
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.