ON THE FIGHT
Three members of an al-Qaeda affiliate were arrested in Egypt over the weekend for plotting an attack on — you guessed it!– a United States diplomatic mission.
ON THE HILL
Senator Robert Mendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is presiding over a hearing on Iran.
Representative Mac Thornberry has introduced legislation to provide oversight for sensitive military operations, in an apparent bid to allay concerns about the accountability gap between Title 10 and 50 of the US Code.
ON THE FORCE
The top naval admiral in the Persian Gulf is adamant that the thirty-five ship, 18 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle and more than 100 diver U.S. Navy exercise has nothing to do with Iran.
Unknown authorities in Afghanistan have accused the United States of harboring a servicemember that allegedly abused adetainee.
The Marine Corps has pushed a large element forwards to Spain in anticipation of a rumored Status of Forces Agreement with an unnamed African nation. Currently, USAFRICOM is headquartered in Germany and relies on a patchwork of cooperative security locations, and forward operating sites to counter violent extremism, work with partner nations and prosecute counterterrrorism operations.