Lots of coverage of the NATO summit in the Windy City this weekend. Here are a few key stories: The Los Angeles Times has the scoop on the U.S-Pakistan dynamic, and the New York Times has the story of France’s new president’s pledge to withdraw French troops by the end of this year—two years earlier than planned. The Associated Press has today’s news from the summit, and CNN has the blow-by-blow.
Three gentlemen were arrested for allegedly plotting attacks in various locations around Chicago this weekend. They “were charged with material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism, and possession of explosives or incendiary devices,” said CNN, and two others were also held on “related investigations.” The New York Times also has the story.
The AP reports that Military Judge James Pohl is considering splitting up the defendants and holding separate trials for the five Guantanamo detainees charged in the 9/11 attacks.
The Times tells us that there’s a new bully on the playground: the Mullah Dadullah Front, a new insurgent group that Afghan officials say is a faction of the Taliban.
Speaking of bullies on the playground, the Times reports on Yemen’s worst terrorist attack in years, which AQAP is thought to be responsible for.
The Lockerbie bomber is dead, says the Guardian.
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