8:05 — A NATO helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan.

NYT — WASHINGTON Iran has resumed shipping military equipment to Syria over Iraqi airspace in a new effort to bolster the embattled government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, according to senior American officials.

A former SEAL’s insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and the admiral who heads the Naval Special Warfare Command said details in the book may provide enemies with dangerous insight into secretive U.S. operations.

The opposition militants battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are fragmented  and refuse to follow orders, according to activists.

CNN contributor Sylvia Longmire has new details on the still-murky events that transpired in Mexico involving two U.S. officials.


A Bahrain court Tuesday upheld jail sentences against 20 opposition figures convicted of plotting to overthrow the Western-allied government, including eight prominent activists facing life in prison.

At least 42 people have been killed after a bus traveling between Marrakesh and Ouarzazate in southern Morocco plunged into a ravine.


Top U.S. and NATO military officials are warning that the withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of 2014 will have little in common with the relatively orderly and violence-free pullout from Iraq, where the fighting had mostly died down by the time U.S. forces were shipping gear south to Kuwait in 2011.

Cultural insensitivity contributes to ‘insider’ Afghan attacks, says a U.S. military officer.


In this exclusive from the National Security Archive, a secret agency report on its WMD failures has been declassified and released for the first time.

In the documents collected by Navy SEALs during their raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan last May, bin Laden nicknamed Pakistan’s tribal areas the “circle of espionage” for the network of spies that help identify targets and place tracking devices for the strikes. The issue of spies had become so prevalent that Abu Yahya al-Libi wrote a book in 2009 regarding rulings on how they should be treated and prosecuted once captured.

An internal probe into the Department of Defense’s myriad of security policies and programs has been released by the Federation of American Scientists.

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Robert Caruso is a veteran of the United States Navy, and has worked for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Business Transformation Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.