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Suicide bomber kills 14 as Afghanistan continues to deteriorate

October 1, 2012 A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform attacked a NATO unit on foot patrol Monday killing 14 people in the latest deadly assault on the beleaguered coalition. An interpreter and six other civilians were killed in the blast along with NATO soldiers and local police, and nearly 60 others were...

Army general faces possible court martial for sexual assault

September 27, 2012 A U.S. Army general from the celebrated 82nd Airborne Division has been charged with numerous violations of military law, including "forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, and wrongfully engaging in inappropriate relationships." Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair served multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, but was sent home home to Fort Bragg...

Two theaters are burned down as new protests break out in Pakistan

September 21, 2012 Pakistan declared Friday to be a public "day of love" for the Prophet Mohammed, leading to new protests that are being tied to the anti-Islamic video that fueled demonstrations for more than a week. In Peshawar, in the northwestern part of country, two movie theaters were ransacked and burned down...

Iran says two nuclear sites were hit by explosions

September 18, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An Iranian nuclear scientist says two of his country's nuclear facilities were attacked last month, in separate explosions that he blamed on sabotage. Fereydoon Abbasi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, revealed that two different locations were targeted by explosions on August 17, one day before U.N....

U.S. sending drones to hunt Libyan attackers

September 12, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow CNN reports that the United States will send unmanned drones to Libya to look for jihadist camps, as the White House now accepts the belief that the Benghazi attack was the premeditated work of terrorists. U.S. officials say the attack was not a direct assassination attempt on Ambassador Christopher Stevens,...

Justice accuses BP of 'gross negligence' for gulf oil spill

September 5, 2012 New court filings by the Justice Department claim that BP was guilty of "gross negligence and willful misconduct" in the case of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago. The 39-page memo was filed in response to previous legal claims made by BP that...

Romney tries to change the subject by promising 'North American energy independence'

August 23, 2012 Mitt Romney will try to turn the campaign toward energy policy today, unveiling his plan to bring "North American energy independence" to the United States by the year 2020. Romney plans to discuss the details at a campaign stop in New Mexico on Thursday, breaking down policies the he claims...

Police surveillance of cell phones is skyrocketing

July 9, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Congressional report on the relationship between cell phone carriers and law enforcement agencies shows that the companies are responding to thousands of requests per day from criminal investigators asking for text messages, call records, location data, and other information on customers. The nation's carriers answered 1.3 million requests last...

The CIA thinks Bashar al-Assad isn't going anywhere

June 27, 2012 Despite major defections and an increasing tough and brutal resistance, intelligence officials in the United States say that Syria's government is unlikely to fall anytime soon. A report from Reuters quotes members of the intelligence community who say that Bashar al-Assad's inner circle is showing no signs of cracking, and...

The U.S. military is expanding its spy network in Africa

June 14, 2012 The Washington Post reports today that U.S. military operations in Africa are expanding into a wide-reaching network of air bases, spy planes, and Special Operations units targeting terrorist and guerrilla groups across the continent. The paper says a dozen "air bases" have been established in Central Africa since 2007, though...

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